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draining fluid from knee

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Via needle aspiratio: Check out material from aafp re knee joint aspiration: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2002/1015/p1497.Html. You can also watch youtube videos of knee joint a ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Needle.: The fluid is usually aspirated by a needle and siring.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Interesting Q: Hi. No, not the slightest bit possible, but you score a perfect 10 for "interesting question"!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Traumatic tap: It was probably a traumatic tap and therefore it means nothing.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Warm knee: That is synovial fluid that can be drained easily. It brings a great relief to patients.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
35 years experience Radiology
When painful.: When painful.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee fluid: Most of the time to reasons. One is to diagnose the condition. One is to relieve the pressure symptoms if you have a lot of fluid.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not too bad: Typically a local anesthetic is used. Most people tolerate it quite well.
A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Adams
44 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Find the cause: A 3 year old child with fluid in his knees should be evaluated by a pediatric specialist. The cause of this build up of fluid in his knees needs to be ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Usually not, just take it easy for several hours with no aggressive jump, repetitive squat, prolonged pivoting, or heavy activity.

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