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I have a bubble on my knee cap filled with fluid, what could it be? How is it treated?

I have a bubble on my knee cap filled with fluid, what could it be? How is it treated?

Bursitis: Most likely bursitis (inflammation of the bursa). Trauma can also cause fluid build up in the bursa. Kneeling (carpet layers knee) is also commonly associated. Treatment is usually observation. Ice, compression, nsaids are conservative options. Aspiration, cortisone injection, and surgery are more aggressive options. ...Read more

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My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?

My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?

The sooner: The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if there is fluid under my knee cap? I can push down on myknee cap but its like a stinging pain when any pressure is on it. What can ido

Fluid under knee cap: It may be hard for you to know whether you have fluid under knee cap or not. Your doc, however, can do certain tests in the office that will help him determine that. ...Read more

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Fluid in bone/line threw knee cap. Dr says nothing can be done. Knee hurts. Should I get second opinion?

Fluid in bone/line threw knee cap. Dr says nothing can be done. Knee hurts. Should I get second opinion?

Get second opinion: Fluid in the knee is often a symptom of inflammation, bleeding and should be evaluated. It can actually be drained if it is causing a lot of pain. ...Read more

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My right knee hurts on the lateral side. Right below the knee cap there is swelling but more to the lateral side. Fluid inside hurts a lot. HELP?

My right knee hurts on the lateral side. Right below the knee cap there is swelling but more to the lateral side. Fluid inside hurts a lot. HELP?

Patello femoral: A common condition in women is inflammation under the kneecap (patella) - which can lead to extra fluid in the knee joint, and pain under the patella. Other possibilities include injury from a direct blow, or cartilage tear (meniscus injury can occur with use or with twisting). An orthopedist can evaluate and describe options for you. ...Read more

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My knee is slightly swelling around knee cap (no redness some pain while walking)for 7 days. If this is fluid, when should this subside on its own? Dr?

My knee is slightly swelling around knee cap (no redness some pain while walking)for 7 days. If this is fluid, when should this subside on its own? Dr?

10 days: In general, any orthopedic injury (muscles, bones, joints) that doesn't feel a lot better (50% better) in 10 days, should be checked by a physician. Infection can start as swelling so increasing red and pain should be seen asap! ...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?

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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Got a sharp pain behind knee cap and is getting worse everyday could it be fluid if so is there anyway of helping it without going to the doctor?

Got a sharp pain behind knee cap and is getting worse everyday could it be fluid if so is there anyway of helping it without going to the doctor?

You can try: Oral anti inflammatory meds such as aleve (naproxen) or motrin (naprosyn or ibuprofen), rest, and alternating ice and heat. If that does not help, you need to see a doctor. Don't let it go until damage becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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My MRI results showed fluid, tilted knee cap and tendentious can this all be fixed with physical therapy? Also how did my knee cap become tilted?

My MRI results showed fluid, tilted knee cap and tendentious can this all be fixed with physical therapy? Also how did my knee cap become tilted?

Probably.: There are many causes of pateller tilt, some of which can only be corrected by surgery. But in your case it seems like a particular muscle group needs to become balanced. ...Read more

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My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?

My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?

Maybe: No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever.

The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to solve issues of knee cap?

How to solve issues of knee cap?

1st is 2 C an ortho-: -pedic surgeon & get a diagnosis. There R many maladies that effect the patella. ...Read more

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How to remove a person knee cap?

How to remove a person knee cap?

Surgery: Surgery can be used to remove a kneecap, but it's rarely used as the knee strength and function worsen quite a bit. ...Read more

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What is this pain under my knee cap?

What is this pain under my knee cap?

CMP: Persistent pain under the knee not associated with significant trauma or injury is very likely chondromalacia patella. It is usually treated with physical therapy and mild pain relievers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Instability: You may have some patella instability
which may be causing patella instabilty
quad strengthening, bracing/taping
and therapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do with a spur under knee cap?

What to do with a spur under knee cap?

If Painful treat: His term means you have arthritic changes under your knee knee cap. Many of these are not symptomatic. So we just watch. If they are painful, there is a range of options depending on the rest of the knee findings and exam. So you need X-rays, a good physical exam, more history of when it is symptomatic, and then non surgical and surgical options can be shared with you. ...Read more

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How to fix a very, very loose knee cap?

Exercise: Instability of the patella or knee cap is best addressed with a dedicated exercise program that seeks to strengthen the quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh. A patellar stabilizing brace may help as well. Would recommend a visit to a local physical therapist to help get going on your exercise program. ...Read more

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Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Lateral: Nearly all knee caps that shift out of place (dislocate), go to the outside (lateral) side of the knee. ...Read more

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What causes pain directly under the knee cap?

Chondromalacia patel: Typically caused by damage on the
posterior aspect of the patella due to
damage or malalignment
try working on quad strengthening
and possible taping or patella bracing. ...Read more

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What have I done to my knee? Knee cap feels loose

What have I done to my knee? Knee cap feels loose

No injury?: Image is a fracture. If you rest ur leg in front of u on a coffee table ; relax ur muscles ur knee cap is normally very moveable. If this is what u describe it is normal ; not painful. If it is painful ; due 2 an injury u need an ortho xame ; x-rays. ...Read more

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Having trouble with spasms on both side of knee cap?

Having trouble with spasms on both side of knee cap?

Quadriceps Strain: Quadriceps femoris muscle group is Latin for "four headed muscle of the femur". It is one of the most important muscle groups contributing to upright stance and human locomotion. Located in front of the thigh, vastus laterals, medialis and intermedium extend the knee as rectus femoris flexes the hip. Quads attach to the knee cap and when strained in explosive kicking sports cause pain and spasm. ...Read more

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What to do if I have done any damage to my knee cap?

What to do if I have done any damage to my knee cap?

Exercise: The most important thing is to fix and functional problem u may have such as weak quads, tight hamstrings, and poorly conditioned core. See you mr doctor to get a prescription for therapy ...Read more

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What can be done for a knee cap that moves wrong across your knee?

Patellar tracking: Patellar tracking disorder occurs when the kneecap shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. It can be due to your anatomy and knee overuse. Take a break from activities that cause knee pain, like squatting, kneeling, running, and jumping. Put ice on your knee, and take antiinflammatory or pain medicines. Strengthen your thigh muscles to keep your kneecap stable. ...Read more