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Getting Fluid Drained From Knee
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
Is there such a thing as a knee when drained filling up with fluid again in a few hours if so how does a person get the knee unswallon
Drain: Until you can contact your physician. Apply intermitttent cold on 20min off 20 min. ...Read more
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
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
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
Interesting Q: Hi. No, not the slightest bit possible, but you score a perfect 10 for "interesting question"! ...Read more
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
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
No: Usually not, just take it easy for several hours with no aggressive jump, repetitive squat, prolonged pivoting, or heavy activity. ...Read more
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
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
Should i be concerned that the fluid drain from my knee was bloody and not yellowy like in the past times. What is the difference? I have pseudogout.
Traumatic tap: It was probably a traumatic tap and therefore it means nothing. ...Read more
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
What could cause recurring knee fluid with no injury? Drained 2x (cortisone shot both times), scope and still having issues..
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
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
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
Got left knee drained/aspirated and the fluid was back within hours of the aspiration. What could this be?
See below: It's common for fluid to ad cumulate after aspiration. It's the bodys way of protecting the joint. ...Read more
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
Otho PA only drained a very a small amount of bloody fluid from my knee and give me a cortisone shot. No change at all in 1 day. Should i worry?
Recheck with doc:
May have missed the space.
Usually pretty quick relief.
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
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?
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
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
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