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Green Bay, WI
A 29-year-old male asked:

Can a knee injury cause swelling below the knee, closer to the ankle?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
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.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: If the knee injury caused swelling, that fluid can go down to the ankle with gravity.
Last updated May 13, 2019

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