how long do bone bruises in the knee area usually take to heal

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How long do bone bruises in the knee area usually take to heal?

Highly variable time

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The natural history of bone bruises within the knee has been the subject of ongoing study. Conflicting data exists suggesting that there really is extensive variability in the recovery timeline. Researchers are seeking to elucidate tell tale clues or factors that may one day help us better predict which bruises will resolve rapidly from those that may take an extended period of time.
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I'm 42 year old and my xray results show that I've a little overgrown bone in my knee.Treatment given by doctor has not helped.My knees pain a lot.

? osteoarthritis

sounds like osteoarthritis but not too likely at 15 years old but likely at 42 seek further evaluation
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I have arthrictis in my knees. The left one is worse and tho its not bone to bone yet could I still have surgery on it? Ive had couple shots in my knee and dont want anymore. Id like to have the surgery if I can.

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Depending on the severity of the arthritis, you have several "surgical" options. Especially if you have any cartilage/meniscus tears in addition to the arthritis, you could consider a simple arthroscopic "clean-up" surgery. This is most successful when the arthritis is relatively mild and there are mechanical reasons for your pain such as a meniscus tear or loose body, etc. Generally speaking, joint replacement surgery (total or partial knee replacement) is reserved for when non-surgical options fail to provide adequate relief, although there are even less invasive options such as "Arthrosurface" which is when the arthritis or cartilage defect is focal and isolated. The smaller area where the cartilage is thinning or damaged can be replaced by a small piece of metal or plastic instead of replacing the entire joint. Not all Orthopedic Surgeons do this type of surgery though, as it is relatively new.
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I get a shot in my knee every 6 months.how long should I keep getting it? It is bone on bone.

Lube or steroid?

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If "synvisc," can forestall surgery for quite a while, if still getting good time between shots (=months). If dwindles to wks/days, tells you is time for surgical Eval. If steroid, usually by third in same joint, consider surgery. Talk to your Othopedist for advice in your specific situation.
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Is a cti brace helpful in a broken bone in the knee?

Cti brace

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This brace might be helpful just for support if you have a broken bone but it is usually used for people who have a torn ACL ligament.
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Which type of problems can occur from a benign bone tumor in the knee?

Usually none

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Benign tumors around the knee are usually identified on xrays obtained for other reasons, such as after an injury. "Benign" by definition means that these tumors are not life or limb threatening and therefore no treatment is indicated. It is unusual for these types of tumors to cause any symptoms but if they are large enough, pain may be noticed.
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Please explain what a puss packet under the patela is Have swelling in left leg. Knee and leg two sizes bigger than right. Have pain in the knee and shin bone. Hurts to lift leg and bend leg. Also hurts to stand on leg. Doctor ordered xray and is sending

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Pus is the thick, goopy material in an infection. It is composed of dead inflammatory cells, called neutrophils, and bacteria. The question is whether you have an infection in your joint, which can be serious and probably needs surgical drainage rather quickly or whether there is another cause of your symptoms. One possibility is a blood clot, which can also be very serious and needs immediate treatment. I hope you are getting care immediately and not waiting for an appointment. The patella is another name for the knee cap. The fact that you had surgery before makes infection a real concern. If you have any hardware, it can get covered with bacteria in a layer called biofilm that is resistant to antibiotics. If you have progressive redness or streaks of red going toward your groin, go to an emergency room rather than waiting. Some infections progress rapidly and can make you deathly ill.
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Having constant pain with swelling in both legs in the knee area knees locking up and it pains when I get up to walk?

See your PCP

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You may have arthritis in knees or cellulitis in legs. See you own primary and orthopedic if PCP refers you.
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I have a bone spur in my knee, what can I do?

See orthopedist

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Best to see an orthopedic surgeon
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Dr. Amir M. Khan answered:

What to do if there is a broken bone in my knee?

Depends

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You may not need anything or you may need one or more of the following: crutches, an immobilizer brace, an unloader brace, simple brace, boot, or surgery. Its unclear as to what type of fracture you are experiencing. Discuss with your orthopedist.
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