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A 39-year-old female asked:

i had a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my knee for a meniscus tear last week sometimes my whole left left swells and other times its just my knee is this normal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: A true symptomatic meniscal tear will not improve with a cortisone injection. Knee swelling can wax and wane.

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