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what does a moderate knee effusion mean? i had an mri done on my right knee. i hurt my knee playing floor hockey. does moderate knee effusion mean that there's a very good possibility for a torn meniscus or acl? this is an add on to my first question?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Knee Effusion: No, the effusion refers to fluid in or around the knee. Moderate means it is not a large or a small amount of fluid. This MRI information doesn't say what the cause of the effusion is. One isn't able to tell with this information.

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