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fluid in injured knees

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist: Most orthopedists can drain the fluid off. However, many effusions (fluid within knee) return after draining. Your surgeon should also find the cause ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Synovial fluid: Usually this is synovial fluid. Synovial fluid's job is to lubricate and protect the joint. In the presence of injury, inflammation or infection, the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Chronic pain can cause fatigue. Has the knee been evaluated by an orthopedist? If the problem persists see one.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The knee needs to be evaluated with an MRI. See an orthopedist.
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Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
10 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: A sprain can cause a lot of swelling, but the full extent of the damage done won't become apparent until after you get an MRI done. It's possible you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: There is no specific diet that you need to follow.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma to knee: Sudden onset of knee pain, swelling, loss of function after a fall or some injury. Pain with walking.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: Swelling? Pain? Bruising? Laceration? Decreased range of motion? Limping? Obvious deformity? If it is significantly symptomatic - medical evaluation ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: You should follow up with a musculoskeletal physician for xray and an exam of your knee.

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