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What causes clicking knee? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Meniscus Tear of the Knee

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia). There are two menisci in each knee joint.

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2

Arthritis

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. Learn the basics and how your doctor might treat it.

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3

Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee (MCL Tear)

An injury to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) is often called an MCL sprain. Ligament injuries can either stretch the ligament or tear it.

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4

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

A tear in your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can cause pain and swelling. Learn symptoms and treatment options.

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5

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) runs along the back of the knee and can be strained, sprained, or torn.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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