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I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

Treated or cured.: The first step is determining the nature and cause of the swelling. A history and evaluation is the starting point. Seek the consultation from an orthopedic surgeon and you are on your way for resolution. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Is there a way to treat internal scar tissue that has built up around the knee joint? I believe the scar tissue is causing pressure resulting in pain.

Is there a way to treat internal scar tissue that has built up around the knee joint? I believe the scar tissue is causing pressure resulting in pain.

Not certain: I am not certain as to what caused the internal scar in your case. It doesn't form on its own. If you had surgery on your knee, you may have some scarring on the skin, but that rarely causes any problems. Scarring inside of the knee joint is not a common problem after surgery and is usually not a cause of pain. Arthritis or impaired mechanics due to knee problem is the cause of it. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scar tissue in the knee joint? My knee is very painful with weight bearing especially medial?

Knee pain: There are a couple of options for internal scar tissue. One is physical therapy. Another is a cortisone injection by your orthopedic surgeon or finally you may need to have the scar tissue removed by your orthopedic surgeon. Talk to your surgeon and work out a game plan. ...Read more

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Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Different reasons: The word lock up means there is mechanical reason for it, arthritis, torn cartilage, loose body in the joint, check it out.. ...Read more

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Can you lose height through compression of the knee joint (.5-1inch)?

Can you lose height through compression of the knee joint (.5-1inch)?

Lose height - knee: In the normal knee the "joint space" is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Men have larger joint spaces than women and there is a steady decline in joint space size with age. Even if the cartilage is worn completely away, the maximum height loss for an individual would be 1/4 inch. ...Read more

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Can septic knee joint be cured?

Can septic knee joint be cured?

Yes: An infected joint can be fixed, often with needle drainage, possibly surgery, and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for knee joint pains?

Core: Core strengthening along with hip, thigh and leg strengthening. ...Read more

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What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

-itis = inflammation: So knee capsulitis is inflammation of the membrane in the knee joint. May be due to trauma, infection, gout, pseudogout, auto-immune disease. Fp/orthopedics can evaluate & offer treatment options. Nsaids (if u tolerate them) may help. Other treatments depend on cause. ...Read more

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Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Yes: Joint problems can occur at any age. If you are having problems, see a specialist and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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What can you do for loose knee joint problems?

What can you do for loose knee joint problems?

It depends on cause: "loose" knee joint can indicate ligament, meniscus, or arthritis problem. It may be due to muscle atrophy as well. It should be evaluated by an orthopedist or rheumatologist, especially if it is causing instability or falling. ...Read more

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Does hyaluronic acid improve knee joint strength?

Does hyaluronic acid improve knee joint strength?

NO: It is the main ingredient in viscosupplementation, which works by cushioning the joint. Joint strength implies muscular improvement. ...Read more

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I started having knee joint pains, what can I do about it?

I started having knee joint pains, what can I do about it?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best artificial knee joint available for today?

What is the best artificial knee joint available for today?

The one your surgeon: The one your surgeon is comfortable putting in. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: septic knee joint?

Infected: Septic refers to infection. A septic knee has active infection inside the joint. More common after knee replacement, it is quite rare in healthy adults. Signs are pain, redness, and swelling. If you were concerned about this, you should have it checked out urgently, as it can quickly lead to significant arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

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Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

No: Painful clicking and popping of the knee suggests a possible cartilage injury. You should seen an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

Cartilage: Options depend on amount of surface area involved--if small, possible microfracture, oats procedure for cartilage transfer, or chondrocyte transplant--the last of which may not be covered by insurance. Sometimes a simple scope debridement may get you some mileage. ...Read more

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Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read more

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Is it possible that replace artificial knee joint twice for one person?

TKR: If a person had a total knee replacement and had problems or wearing of the prosthesis it is certainly possible to do a revision total knee replacement. ...Read more

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Is the patella tendon the same as the knee joint or are they different?

Is the patella tendon the same as the knee joint or are they different?

Different: The patellar tendon is a band of flexible fibrous tissue that attaches the lower part of your knee cap ("patella") to the top front of your tibia, the leg bone just below your knee. The knee joint is behind the patella and is where the tibia and the femur (thigh bone) come together in a kind of a hinge. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many injuries related to ligaments of left knee joint?

Can you let me know how many injuries related to ligaments of left knee joint?

See details: I cannot give you a percentage. Knee injuries are probably more common to the meniscus but ligamentous injuries are also common. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? I have pain that starts in my upper femur to the knee joint

Referred pain: How long have you had symptoms? If it's been more than 6 weeks further evaluation is necessary.

Pain or conditions from the hip often will hurt this way

stress fractures or labrum pathology can hurt this way ...Read more

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27years old femail presented with pain on lateral aspect of right knee joint after flextion?

It is a tendon: Insertion area. Without examination, cannot say exactly what is going on. ANd...the tendon can be merely sore from a bit of use (gets better in a few days, some rest, NSAIDS, maybe ace wrap). Torn, more serious, more restriction of movement, gets better, or the meniscus (cartilage cup the knee fits into) is broken INSIDE the knee (you might be a good judge of inside/out). serious/surgical. ...Read more

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Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv

Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv

Not good: Sorry but I do not know how to see your profile
but what you describe is a reasonably bad fracture of the knee joint with displaced fracture of the outside part of the tibia at the knee
this needs attention of an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more