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what does it mean when the results of a knee mri states there is physiologic joint fluid?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Extra fluid: joints have some fluid, your MRI is indicating you have an extra amount of joint fluid in your knee. Talk to your doctor about management. Be well.
Answered on Jul 28, 2018
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Normal: If that is simply all that is stated it most likely is completely normal
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal : In other words, there is a normal amount of fluid in a normal knee; and that is seen on your MRI, meaning there is not an increase in the fluid seen in your knee beyond normal- which would be considered a knee effussion.
Answered on Mar 2, 2016
Dr. Peter Nefcy
39 years experience Radiology
Not to worry: There is a small amount of fluid in the joint normally, and some Doctors describe this as "physiologic". This means no significant or abnormal fluid in the knee.
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

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Depends: Nothing unless you are symptomatic. This is likely normal. Any other intraarticular injury causing increased fluid would have been noted on MRI.
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
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Knee injury: Get another opinion from an orthopaedist who specializes in knee injuries. MRI scans are not 100. %
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Common finding: Most patients undergoing knee MRI will have a trace amount of fluid in the joint space. This is considered a normal physiologic finding.
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