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Doctor insights on: Getting Fluid Drained From Knee

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My 3 year old son has fluid in his knees n was wonderin what the procedure is fore it to be drained ?

My 3 year old son has fluid in his knees n was wonderin what the procedure is fore it to be drained ?

Find the cause: A 3 year old child with fluid in his knees should be evaluated by a pediatric specialist. The cause of this build up of fluid in his knees needs to be determined. If the doctor thinks there is an infection, sometimes some fluid is drawn out to see if it is infection or something else. ...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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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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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 does the doc drain fluid off your knee?

How does the doc drain fluid off your knee?

Needle and syringe: A needle can be inserted under sterile conditions into the knee and excess fluid can then be aspirated with a syringe. The area of insertion is usually numbed up with a local anesthetic agent. The knee can hold a fair amount of fluid in the form of normal joint fluid or blood, depending on the cause of the excess fluid. ...Read more

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I have a tingling pain in the back of my knee. It also sometimes hurts in the front of my knee. At times feels like its draining fluid. ?

Answer 3of 3: Depending on the location of your pain & evaluation by your doc proper diagnosis can be made. The following possible common problems: 1) front pain with stairs or squatiing: early patello-femoral arthritis , 2) pain on either sides: tendinitis or meniscus tears , 3) back of the knee: bakers cyst, 4) pain all over: arthritis/inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a fluid filked cyst on knee. Dr says shed drain it but we both agree it come back. So what can I do for the pain. I'm only 19 w/ a bad knee?

I have a fluid filked cyst on knee. Dr says shed drain it but we both agree it come back. So what can I do for the pain. I'm only 19 w/ a bad knee?

Referral: It may be baker's cyst you are saying or synovial cyst. What we can do in the clinic are all temporary. Try a referral to an orthopedist who deal with these more and can do certain things like marsupialization and you may be one who needs it. ...Read more

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I had my knee drained not all fluid was drained. PA did not want to stick me again. Knee did not come back to normal. fluid left in cause problems?

I had my knee drained not all fluid was drained. PA did not want to stick me again. Knee did not come back to normal. fluid left in cause problems?

Knee fluid: The knee may not be any better or worse off if there is residual fluid as long as infection isn't present and left untreated. The analysis of the fluid will help rule out infection, gout, or pseudogout. If the knee was painful because of tense fluid buildup, removing some fluid may relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Knee had some fluid drained+cortisone shot 1.5 weeks ago. Still painful and swelling is the same as when I left. Why? What + can anything be done?

Swollen & pain knee: The high severity of your symptoms may explain why you haven't responded well to this round of treatment. I hate to think the doc missed the trouble spot with the cortisone injection, but you really need more care. Understanding what's causing the problem in the first place may better help your treatment. For example were you checked for Lyme? There are more aggressive treatments out there BTW. ...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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What injury can result in having fluid drained from a swollen joint such as a knee?

What injury can result in having fluid drained from a swollen joint such as a knee?

Arthritis.: Arthritis or an acute injury to the ACL, or other structures of the knee, can cause a fluid buildup that may need to be drained. ...Read more

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Knee swollen and i had an xray done on left knee and shows fluid and dr said no need to drain. I teach zumba once a week. Can i still teach zumba?

Knee swollen and i had an xray done on left knee and shows fluid and dr said no need to drain. I teach zumba once a week. Can i still teach zumba?

Yes: Fluid in the knee can be due to different causes most of which have treatment to control the symptoms. Hope depending on the analysis of synovial fluid your doctor will decide on the best treatment to enable you to do zumba. ...Read more

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Had fluid drained 7 weeks after patella femoral replacement now my patella has extreme pain when I lift my knee in a bent position. Is my tendon torn?

Had fluid drained 7 weeks after patella femoral replacement now my patella has extreme pain when I lift my knee in a bent position. Is my tendon torn?

Lifting Ur knee-: -while bent does no use your quads & therefore does not test the quad tendon or the patellar. Inability 2 straighten your knee at all would mean a deficiency. Just initiating knee extension you can easily feel the patellar tendon. Same with the quad tendon. Don't do more than your surgeon allows, but just the initiation of ext should be okay. ...Read more

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I had pStella femoral makoplasty on Dec 20 th had fluid drained yesterday for testing of infection. After the procedure my knee locked. Do u know why?

I had pStella femoral makoplasty on Dec 20 th had fluid drained yesterday for testing of infection. After the procedure my knee locked. Do u know why?

Varies : Varies quite a bit, there are a number of possible considerations. Certainly the hope is that the fluid that has accumulated in your knee does not represent an infection which can cause pretty substantial problems. For now, you will probably need to await fluid results and consider second opinion if you clearly have a poor outcome. ...Read more