A 39-year-old member asked:
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injured knee.who can drain the fluid off?

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Dr. Allen Lu
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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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fluid on knee: The best doctor would be an orthopedist but some general practitioners can do and er doctors.
Answered on Sep 13, 2012

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