Hurt knee does it need surgery or is there another option


Q: Dear doctor,

My name is Jake Shamion and I am a thirteen year old boy in gymnastics. Lately I've been having knee troubles. My knee feels like it can't hold any pressure but I can still walk on it without a limp. It has a shArp pain right below my knee cap. A couple of times it has gone out on me and when ever I bend it it pops or crunches a little. As far as it looks it is a normal color but looked a little swollen. I went to the doctor and got an xray and nothing showed up that's when they recommend that I go get a MRI to Make sure I don't have a tear. Over all I don't want surgery at the age of 13 what do u recremend


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