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getting fluid drained from knee

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 male asked:
Dr. JUSTIN Aurbach
52 years experience Endodontics
Drain: Until you can contact your physician. Apply intermitttent cold on 20min off 20 min.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
30 years experience Sports Medicine
Unexplained effusion: Have you had an MRI yet? You may have articulat cartilage or a meniscal injury. Blood tests can help rule out rheumatologic diseases. Infection sound ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : There is not a set limit. Every time you do drain it, there is risk of introducing infection. Three times is a general rule. The bigger wuestion is ... Read More
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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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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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Arthocentesis: "draining" a knee joint is known known as an arthrocentesis or joint aspiration. The cost is typically around $75-100, but i would recommend calling ... Read More
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 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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