A 39-year-old member asked:
injured knee.who can drain the fluid off?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist: Most orthopedists can drain the fluid off. However, many effusions (fluid within knee) return after draining. Your surgeon should also find the cause of the fluid to begin with. Some causes of fluid may include: meniscus tears, acl tears, new cartilage tears, infections, and a variety of inflammatory arthridities.
Answered on Jan 3, 2020
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