A 34-year-old member asked:
whats the meaning of trace amount of fluid in my knee joint seen on an mri?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Radiology 24 years experience
Common finding: Most patients undergoing knee MRI will have a trace amount of fluid in the joint space. This is considered a normal physiologic finding.
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Radiology 39 years experience
Not important: There is a small or trace amount of fluid in most joints to lubricate the articular surface. This fluid helps preserve the cartilage and makes motion smoother. If there is a small or trace amount in the knee, this is probably normal. Excessive fluid around the knee is something to worry about, and you should see your doctor for this.
3731 viewsAnswered May 7, 2019
A 47-year-old female asked:
If a MRI doesn't show anything can I can still have something wrong with shifting and locking of the knee joint? I need help
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Yes, U should B sure: that U have Cn a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. An exam can B more revealing than the MRI by a few degrees of certainty
1099 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 7, 2019
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