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A 45-year-old member asked:

what injury can result in having fluid drained from a swollen joint such as a knee?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Swollen joint: Almost any injury that causes synovitis can lead to joint effusion. Arthritis, gout, trauma, etc. Can cause this. Watch out, however, for infection of the joint, which is much more emergent/urgent a problem.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Arthritis.: Arthritis or an acute injury to the ACL, or other structures of the knee, can cause a fluid buildup that may need to be drained.

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My 11 year old son cut his shin open on a piece of metal, does not need stitches, we can't remember when his last tetnus shot was, what are symptoms to look for ? Thank you.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

Having a lot of joint pain all over?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Diagnostic evaluatio: If you are having an assortment of varied joint pain, you need to get to the source i would suggest a rheumatologist workup to find potential causes. The treatment will likely require nsaids and possible injections into the affected joints. Perhaps physical therapy would help too.

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