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Fluid on my knee from 4 week ago injury. Do not want an aspiration. Anything I can do to help? I've tried nsaid's and elevation. Not helping.

Fluid on my knee from 4 week ago injury. Do not want an aspiration. Anything I can do to help? I've tried nsaid's and elevation. Not helping.

See details: If the pain and swelling have persisted for 4 weeks then something more needs to be done. Aspiration is not a big deal and involves no more pain than having a blood test done. With an injury history, an MRI should be considered as well. Speak with an orthopedist. ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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I have stage IV osteoarthritis in my knee. The ED did a fluid aspiration and removed synovial fluid and a blood clot? Why a clot?

I have stage IV osteoarthritis in my knee.  The ED did a fluid aspiration and removed synovial fluid and a blood clot? Why a clot?

Injury or due to ned: With osteoarthritis, you may have where in tear inside the knee and this may cause bleeding. However, the bleeding and clot could be related to the fact you had a needle placed in your knee and it may have caused a cube waiting. Sometimes people bleed in their knee on a chronic basis but usually when this fluid is removed there is no clot. Bloody knee fluid is called a hemarthrosis ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with knee hematoma, aspiration was done 4times. Bandaging and comlete rest was advised.1 month have passed, now I have folding problem. ?

I was diagnosed with knee hematoma, aspiration was done 4times. Bandaging and comlete rest was advised.1 month have passed, now I have folding problem.
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There is problem ?: To have hematoma in the knee for that long time it mean to me we you have problem is not addressed, please ask your doctor if he could run and x-ray and MRI on your knee.
Let me know. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my anxiety level if I'm about to have a knee joint aspiration?

What can I do to lower my anxiety level if I'm about to have a knee joint aspiration?

Many things: First, understand what's causing your anxiety — is it the procedure or what the illness is? Are you worried about your knee function? Anxiety indicates that you are worried about potential danger, so understanding what you're specifically worried about can help you cope. ...Read more

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Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia. Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows. It has not abated and in fact is worsening.no swelling or erythema.

Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia.  Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows.  It has not abated and in fact is worsening.no swelling or erythema.

Check for infection: We worry about infection in a situation like this. An infection in one part of the body can seed bacteria to other parts. If you haven't already, talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your concerns. If he doesn't evaluate you for this, then see an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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How to rid fluid on the knee?

How to rid fluid on the knee?

TAP: A needle is introduced in knee joint and fluid is drawn out. Very simple procedure. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to fluid on knee?

How can I put an end to fluid on knee?

Treat the cause: First see a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis as to why the fluid is forming. The underlying cause must be treated for the fluid accumulation to resolve. ...Read more

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Procedure time for draining knee fluid?

Procedure time for draining knee fluid?

About 10-15 minutes: From prepping the knee by sterile technique, using a local anaesthetic and draining the fluid. ...Read more

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Why does my knee need to be drained of fluid?

Why does my knee need to be drained of fluid?

Knee fluid: Most of the time to reasons. One is to diagnose the condition. One is to relieve the pressure symptoms if you have a lot of fluid. ...Read more

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Accumulation of fluid in right knee. Its effect.

Accumulation of fluid in right knee. Its effect.

An effusion (fluid -: In the joint) causes swelling in the joint resulting in pain or discomfort + limitation of the knee motion. If its getting bigger than see your orthopedist to be evaluated.
Generally small amounts get reabsorbed without needing anything else to be done.
Take some pain meds.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Could fluid in the knee release itself naturally?

Could fluid in the knee release itself naturally?

Usually: It depends on the cause of the fluid. If it is an acute trauma, the fluid usually dissipates on its own over the course of a few weeks. If it is someone who has severe arthritis in the knee, the fluid may remain much longer and be difficult to resolve. ...Read more

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How serious is fluid on knee and what can be done?

How serious is fluid on knee and what can be done?

Not normal.: Fluid on the knee is not normal. Something is wrong, causing the knee to produce fluid. See an orthopedic knee surgeon, to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How to reduce knees pain? And diet to increase synovial fluid.!

How to reduce knees pain? And diet to increase synovial fluid.!

Knee pain: There's no "diet" or special food to increase synovial fluid or regrow your cartilage/meniscus, for that matter. Of course, staying hydrated is always a good thing. Ideally, you should be examined to determine exact cause of knee pain. However, exercise to strengthen your thighs, eg quadriceps & biceps femoris are useful in improving general knee pain by reducing improper patellar movement. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have 5 quarts of green fluid drained from your knee?

Is it possible to have 5 quarts of green fluid drained from your knee?

Interesting Q: Hi. No, not the slightest bit possible, but you score a perfect 10 for "interesting question"! ...Read more