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A 26-year-old male asked:

Knee keeps swelling after injury. twisted 2.5weeks ago. rested but still swells now with no pain. acl is fine knee is stable.?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Still not normal: Swelling is a significant sign of real internal injury of the joint. It should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Pain can subside with significant injury. An MRI may be necessary to determine damaged structures.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Ortho eval: Possibilities include cartilage damage (chondral injury) and meniscal tear. These may req surgery. Other possibilities as well, but most of time will get better with conservative treatment. I rec seeing an ortho doc.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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