A 47-year-old female asked:
front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk..no recent injury..overweight..no swelling or redness..dvt?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Unfortunately, even the physical exam looking for a DVT is only about 50 percent accurate. So if you do have posterior knee pain and particularly swelling in the leg, you may need to be seen for an ultrasound. You could very well not have a DVT, but having one is potentially life threatening.
Answered on Feb 27, 2015
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