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Fluid In Knee After Surgery
What is synovial fluid joint pain i had a lot of fluid removed from my knee after having surgery can you have too much fluid removed from your knee?
No: The joint should not have any appreciable fluid in it normally. Fluid can be there from many reasons. Arthritis can cause fluid. Also surgery can cause some bleeding in the knee which can cause the fluid to build up. The fluid makes the joint stiff and makes it hard to get a good quad function. ...Read more
Will bone spur on my knee require surgery? I have a spur on the my knee , fluid has started to build up and the pain is excrutiating .I have to see a ortho . Dr. What are the chances surgery will be required and what does the after care consist of?
A : A "bone spur" is a symptom of another process. On its own, it is not a problem. Most of the bone spurs we see around the knee are from arthritis. Arthritis can be managed without surgery for many people. You can try things like bracing, physical therapy, injections, anti-inflammatories, heat, ice, creams and rubs, and glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate. If you cannot manage your symptoms without surgery, then some form of knee replacement can be helpful. You may or may not be a candidate depending on your age, weight, mobility, and general health. Other causes of knee pain, unrelated to the spur, include meniscal tears, acl tears, ligament tears, and various benign growths. Only very rarely do cancers occur around the knee and they are more common in adolescents, though still rare. You are correct that you need to see an orthopaedic surgeon. He/she should be able to answer your questions once you have been fully evaluated. ...Read more
Why does knee fluid become solidified 1 week after laprascopic surgery? It would not drain today when my doctor tried to drain it. I can't bend it.
What surgery will they do if your knee knee goes to the side when walk, pop/lock up and has extra fluid in it?
Extensor mechanism: Soundslike you may have patellofemoral instability(kneecap slips out of place).If you have failed aquads rehab./bracing program surgical options depend on your anatomy and severity of instability.Lateral release, lateral release w/tibial tubercle ostetomy, and/or medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction are surgical options.Best of luck! ...Read more
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
I had knee surgery, mensick tare, 3 weeks ago and they have already pulled 45cc of fluid & blood off and it has swelled up again.?
Possible infection: The complication rates for arthroscopic meniscectomy range from 0.5% to 1.7%. Complications of this procedure may include nerve or blood vessel damage, bleeding, infection, stiffening of the knee joint. If you don’t have infection the other stuff will calm down, brace and medication usually will take of it. ...Read more
Fluid on knee waiting for surgery ankle swollen now advice for the control of the fluid as it's causing knee and ankle to give way?
See your doctor: First get checked for a blood clot. This can cause leg swelling and is more likely when you can't get around due to a joint problem. If the problem is water/ fluid retention elevating the leg, decreasing salt in your diet, and support stockings can help. If the problem is the ankle joint you will need to see your doctor for treatment before surgery. ...Read more
Depends: Fluid on the knee can represent some inflammation that might be treated with medications and ice, but also could represent infection or prosthesis loosening. If simply treatments like and ice and ibuprofen do not resolve the problem….it is probably best to get rechecked by your surgeon. ...Read more
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