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Doctor insights on: Do You Get Crutches After You Get Your Knee Drained Think Sis Faked Pain Since She Drove With That Leg

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Do you get crutches after you get your knee drained? Think sis faked pain since she drove with that leg.

Do you get crutches after you get your knee drained? Think sis faked pain since she drove with that leg.

No: You don't get crutches after a knee is drained. You can do a lot of things, even drive a car, after a leg is drained. ...Read more

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Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more


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How much does it cost to get my knee drained?

How much does it cost to get my knee drained?

Arthocentesis: "draining" a knee joint is known known as an arthrocentesis or joint aspiration. The cost is typically around $75-100, but I would recommend calling the office of a local orthopaedic surgeon first to check. An initial evaluation will need to be performed first to determine if draining the knee is necessary first- this will be a separate charge. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't get the fluid drained from your knee after an injury?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't get the fluid drained from your knee after an injury?

It depends: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Every few months I get bilateral knee effusion that needs draining and a shot. The fluid noninflamatory. Why would this keep recurring? No injury

Every few months I get bilateral knee effusion that needs draining and a shot. The fluid noninflamatory. Why would this keep recurring? No injury

Unexplained effusion: Have you had an MRI yet? You may have articulat cartilage or a meniscal injury. Blood tests can help rule out rheumatologic diseases. Infection sounds unlikely. I recommend you to be evaluated by an orthopaedic doc or if you already have done this, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Are my knee is drained will I be able to walk without the crutches & knee brace?

Are my knee is drained will I be able to walk without the crutches & knee brace?

Varies: It varies based upon multiple factors. If you do have a lot of fluid in your knee, there is not much question that it will dramatically better after drained. The bigger question is what caused the fluid in the first place, this will have an impact on your recovery and restrictions and also give an idea about whether of not it us likely to recur. ...Read more

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Fluid on knee cap, doesn't drain unless dr does it, it fills right after. How often is ok to go get drained? How do I stop it filling again?

Varies: There is not a set limit. Every time you do drain it, there is risk of introducing infection. Three times is a general rule. The bigger wuestion is why it keeps occurring and what can be done. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause and options for treatment. ...Read more

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After the blood is drained from my knee will I be able to walk without crutches & a knee brace?

After the blood is drained from my knee will I be able to walk without crutches & a knee brace?

Varies: If you have a large collection of blood in your knee, you will likely feel tremendously better once it is drained. But the bigger question is what exactly caused it? The specific diagnosis for that will probably tell you what will happen after your knee us aspirated. ...Read more

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Fluid build up in knee, quite large with a lot of pain, once drained it fills up again in a few days. Cannot straighten leg fully. MRI soon, thoughts?

Fluid build up in knee, quite large with a lot of pain, once drained it fills up again in a few days. Cannot straighten leg fully. MRI soon, thoughts?

Arthritis problem: Arthritis is a very general term that just means inflammation of a joint and that is exactly what you have. It could be from infection, trauma, neoplasm or autoimmune-type (rheumatoid) but, you really should not have any of these problems at the age of 21. You have an MRI scheduled and your doctor will no doubt order lab studies on the fluid. Take it easy until results come back. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Bursitis just below knee cap (size of apple) burst when I bent down & drained into leg. Now leg is sore but no pain, is it ok/safe for it to rupture?

Bursitis just below knee cap (size of apple) burst when I bent down & drained into leg. Now leg is sore but no pain, is it ok/safe for it to rupture?

Prepatellar bursitis: Sounds like prepatellar bursitis. Many pictures on google to help you decide if that is accurate. In general if symptoms improve with rupture and continue to improve as the swelling resolves it is a non-issue and nothing to worry about. If it worsens or new problems develop go to ED for evaluation. ...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

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When to drain knee for swelling?

When to drain knee for swelling?

Usually for pain: Very often I will drain or aspirate the fluid
from a knee if the swelling is causing a large
amount of pain or making ambulation
difficult
sometimes evaluation of the fluid will help
make a diagnosis of the etiology whether
it be a fracture (blood) or infection (wbcs)
or types of arthritis or gout (crystals). ...Read more

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Injured knee. Who can drain the fluid off?

Injured knee. Who can drain the fluid off?

Orthopedist: Most orthopedists can drain the fluid off. However, many effusions (fluid within knee) return after draining. Your surgeon should also find the cause of the fluid to begin with. Some causes of fluid may include: meniscus tears, acl tears, new cartilage tears, infections, and a variety of inflammatory arthridities. ...Read more

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If I have fluid drained off my knee will I have to miss work

If I have fluid drained off my knee will I have to miss work

No: Usually not, just take it easy for several hours with no aggressive jump, repetitive squat, prolonged pivoting, or heavy activity. ...Read more

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How badly swollen does my knee need to be for it to be drained?

How badly swollen does my knee need to be for it to be drained?

When it bother you: Swollen knee (effusion, or water in the knee) you do not feel it usually, when start to feel it and notice it that abnormal, should check it out and take of it. ...Read more

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I've had a recent injury to my left knee, it was drained, however it has accumulated all the fluid again and the pain is worse. What happened?

I've had a recent injury to my left knee, it was drained, however it has accumulated all the fluid again and the pain is worse. What happened?

Fluid: It is not uncommon for fluid to reaccumulate. I would recommend you see an orthopedics physician it may require draining again and steroid injection ...Read more

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How soon do you need to drain a swollen knee?

How soon do you need to drain a swollen knee?

How much pain r u in: Most swollen joints do not "have" to be drained--it is done to improve mobility and to reduce the large amounts of pain that tend to accompany them. If no pain or other issue, gradual compression could address it. So, depends on pain tolerance and speed of accumulation. Then it's just a needle & you feel so much better! Be sure to wrap it after so it doesn't reaccumulate! ...Read more

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How swollen does knee have to be to drain blood?

How swollen does knee have to be to drain blood?

Arthrocentesis: There is rarely blood involved in a swollen knee. An arthrocetesis or drawing off fluid from the joint capsule is not really based on amount of swelling, but more the amount of pain or lack of motion in the knee. Or the need to have some of the fluid for diagnostic purposes. A bloody effusion (fluid) in the knee would mean a more serious injury. Practically, at least 10-25 cc would be needed. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with grade3 runner's knee after mri. No pain, just acute swelling every 7-8wks. Knee's been drained 5x since may. Is dr. Missing something?

Diagnosed with grade3 runner's knee after mri. No pain, just acute swelling every 7-8wks. Knee's been drained 5x since may. Is dr. Missing something?

Unlikely: As a former patient that suffered from this, I needed rest and a knee brace with a patellar cut-out. Also, running on flat surfaces (treadmill) does not exacerbate. If the MRI is clear, you can ask about possible braces like this: http://www. Advancedbrace. Com/ortho-catalog/knee/bioskin/universal_buttress. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the cost to have knee drained?

Solve the problem: Simple knee drainage, even with cortisone injection should be pretty nominal ($200) be careful of your expectations as that may not solve the reason or problem that caused your knee to swell and get an effusion. A good history (trauma or gradual onset of swelling, did it swell immediately, previous episodes, other joints swelling, giving way or catching sensation) and exam and x-ray are needed. ...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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How to drain a boil on your knee?

How to drain a boil on your knee?

See a doctor: Don't take a chance with your health. Diy is not a good idea with any medical procedure. ...Read more