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Doctor insights on: Knee Swelling Causes

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Can knee swelling cause locking of the joint?

Can knee swelling cause locking of the joint?

Other way around: Locking of the knee joint is usually caused by a loose or torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knee - so a torn cartilage causes swelling, then the torn piece can cause locking. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is knee swelling after tkr caused by dislocation or infection?

Is knee swelling after tkr caused by dislocation or infection?

Not necessarily: It depends how long after the surgery... Swelling is usually related to an inflammatory response that could be caused by an infection or a traumatic event, but not always. I need more details to try and determine the cause... ...Read more

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What can cause knee swelling for years?

What can cause knee swelling for years?

Many things: Any of the forms of arthritis, gout, meniscus tear, instability, pseudogout.........Many others. ...Read more

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What could cause knee swelling for many years?

What could cause knee swelling for many years?

Arthritis: Nearly all forms of arthritis can cause chronic knee swelling; would have it evaluated and not ignore this. ...Read more

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What causes knee swelling and tightness?

What causes knee swelling and tightness?

Knee swelling: Effusion comes from synovial irritation, arthritis, connective tissue disease, injury. Hemarthrosis can be from fracture, major ligament or vessel injury. ...Read more

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Will a disc pushing against your sciatica nerve cause knee swelling?

Will a disc pushing against your sciatica nerve cause knee swelling?

No: Knee swelling is usually due knee joint abnormalities including arthropathies and trauma . Sciatica usually involve back pain with numbness may radiate to legs and toes. ...Read more

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What type of knee injury causes swelling and unable to put weight on it?

What type of knee injury causes swelling and unable to put weight on it?

Several: Twisting, effusive, type will present this way. Any injury causing supportive ligamental disruption will do it. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more