Recurring snap in knee followed by pain

Patient

Q: I was sitting cross legged earlier today.When I stood up my knee made a loud snap with quite a bit of pain, but the pain subsided after a few minutes. I can stand and walk fine, but if I bend my knee too far it hurts. This has happened several times before, and it always goes back to normal within a few days. What's going on?

Symptoms:  Snapping knee
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