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Wicomico Church, VA
A 50-year-old female asked:

i have a hard bump on the outside edge of my knee. not sure if its a bone spur or a cyst. i've had it for a while and it's painful when i press on it.

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Hmmm?: Could be either. An MRI or ultrasound should visualize a cyst while X-rays show arthritis and spurs best. If it is compressible it could be a cyst or meniscsl flap

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Last updated May 11, 2014

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