I had 3 ops on the right knee, 1 ACL and 2 menicus tears, the knee recently started swelling?

Quick background: 3 ops on the right knee, 1 ACL and 2 menicus tears. I have played soccer since I was 5, I am now 46 years old. I exercise the knee daily, play table tennis and soccer once or twice weekly. The knee recently started swelling. I treated it with RICE. Swellings gone. Now very localised pain top of patella and a finger width towards inside of knee. Very painful when attempting a run and sore to the touch. Walking only occasional pain. Occasional slight give way. Lots of grinding, crunching and crackling from the knee. Any ideas pls?

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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
Pain you are describing is typical in medical meniscus tear (anterior horn) + ACL partial tear, I need to understand the nature of the 3 surgery first before I can advice on next step ( did you have meniscus repair or removal ) , ACL reconstruction? Due to partial or complete tear?

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
Please explain the exact nature of surgery, what was exactly done?

Also upload the pre-operative scan reports for better understanding of your condition.

Get a latest x ray done and upload the report..

Regards.

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

HI
My opinion is you are still having a meniscial injury again, so a MRI is needed, in addition i suspect chondromalacia patellae ..
does your pain increase when going up or downstairs?

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