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Fluid Under The Knee
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
Orthopedic surgeon: Need to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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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Wondering if there is fluid in there or something just like a nagging pain i don't know what happened feels like a pulling hurts front of knee & back?
Joint efussion: You have a joint efussion. There are many reasons for a joint efussion. First the joint fliud has to be drained and sent out for lab diagnosis. It can be blood, diffrent types of arthritis causing it. When the diagnosois is made , the knee can be treated accordingly. ...Read more
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