A member asked:

I had a knee injury in july iam still dealing with doctor sees nothing on x-ray except degeneration have swelling for last 3 months saw nothing on mri?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Possible injection?: If the xrays show no fractures and the MRI shows no significant cartilage or ligamentous injuries, i think the next step would be to try an intra-articular injection of cortisone and continue with a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Only after failure of all conservative measures should one consider possible knee arthroscopy as a possible diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

Answered 7/20/2015


Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Therapy: Hard to tell by your description exactly what is happening, but i would rec physical therapy. If swelling, then consider draining knee and injection joint with a steroid. Ortho doc can do this.

Answered 4/18/2016



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