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A 29-year-old male asked:

Recently i fell down from bike and gone for mri of my right knee. the report says that "mild joint effusion". how do i overcome this problem..?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ice, elevation, time: Any joint swelling from trauma needs to be attended to for rapid recovery, including ice, immobilization or support, and elevation above heart level. Time is always the great healer. Your injury will heal faster, if you take care to do these things initially. Will not work as well after a week out from your injury. Good that you didn't break any bones, or injured your knee any worse.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Time: It is likely just a contusion or sprain and will resolve with time especially if the MRI did not show any other significant findings.
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Last updated Dec 8, 2015

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