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How long does it take swelling from sprain of knee to go away. i fell skiing yesterday, x-ray showed no fracture but fluid on my knee. still swollen!

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Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Difficult to say...: Although the x-rays of your knee showed no fractures, there are other structures in the knee that are not visible on x-ray that may have been damaged. Soft tissue structures like the meniscus and ligaments of the knee are oftentimes injured with falls. If your swelling doesn't subside within a week, i recommend getting an MRI of the knee.
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