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what is the fluid in the knee called

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Several ways.: Sometimes a joint effusion my resolve on its own or with ice and anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). If the effusion is large, it may need to be drained ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Zooker
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on the cause: There are multiple causes of knee effusion. Most involve inflammation related to injury or arthritis. Ice, elevations and anti-inflammatories can be ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Have it aspirated: Aspiration of the fluid and analysis of the fluid is an excellent method to not only provide benefit but to determine the cause of the arthritic infla ... Read More
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If the pediatrician had no specific advice and this a change, absolutely call.
Dr. Zoey Goore
24 years experience Pediatrics
JRA or IRA: I would recommend calling her, especially is your daughter is having pain. That way you can also ask for guidelines on when to call, when to worry, an ... Read More
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: I think it's always best to keep all your doctors informed of things they should know about. In this case, i would certainly recommend you let your r ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Valgus alignment.: Knock knees, are referred to as a valgus alignments. Otherwise known as genu-valgum. It may also be caused from inward rotation from your hips, that o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee effusion: Depends on how occurred gentle activity to minor trauma. Ice elevation nsaids rest time should improve . Major trauma blood ligament cartilage injury ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You should do soon: Knee effusion usually is urgent is condition if it happened to you the first time without trauma.
A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Baker's cyst: This is probably a baker's cyst (also known as a popliteal cyst). It may hurt until something is done about it. See an orthopedist.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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The sound is called: Crepitus, frequently associated with arthritis. , which doesn't go away.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No! Effusion= fluid: In the kneefrom irritation of he linning of the joint, from any cause. Dislocation= when the 2 bones making a joint, are forcibly pulled apart, by te ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle behind knee: The hamstrings. Also gastrocnemius and biceps femoris.

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