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A 35-year-old female asked:

Having problems with left knee. had surgery about 15 years ago. it swell, hurt, burn, and can't put to much pressure. x-rays are good. ?

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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 42 years experience
Likely re-injured: X-rays can be normal and still have a injury to the knee. This is because the cartilage in the knee is not visible on x-rays. MRI is the best way to see the other structures within the knee joint. See your doctor and ask for an MRI.

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