Green Bay, WI
A 29-year-old male asked:
Can a knee injury cause swelling below the knee, closer to the ankle?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Yes - you need evalu: Yes it can especially if there is a Baker's cyst where the fluid can leak out of the back of the knee and go down the leg. This can be joint fluid and at times with an injury there can be acute swelling, even with bleeding that can leak out the back and do this. Ask your physican if you have a Baker's Cyst.
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Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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Last updated May 13, 2019
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