Shortly after my 11 month post I was experiencing a lot of locking and popping in the knee - so bad that I scheduled another MRI. I eventually realized that stretching (painfully) my leg's hamstrings and quads a lot more helped ease the tension in the joint. I did a few long stretch & holds which over time allowed more range of motion, and in the long run helped out a lot. I've also been taking 3 Fish Oil Pills which I heard (from the Joe Rogan podcast) helps with joint pain.
UPDATE: The surgeon showed me a lump of scar tissue outside of where the patella graft was taken, and claimed that it might be the cause of the discomfort. I passed on the option of having a scope done to break up the scar tissue as he said the body should break it down on its own over time.
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