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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray:(soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray:(soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI i would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of knee pain?

Can you tell me how to get rid of knee pain?

See details: First of all you have to determine the cause. Then you will know the treatment. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma(med col strain/sprain)?

What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma(med col strain/sprain)?

Cartilage breakdown: Chondro (cartilage) -malacia (abnormal softening of tissue) is a common finding in adult knees resulting from an acute single injury or more likely from a accumulation of damage from an overuse injury. An MCL sprain can coexist in the same knee as chondromalacia of the knee cap (patella), but the presence of both does not necessarily bode more poorly for the functional outcome of the knee. ...Read more

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Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help.. Any ideas?

Get examined: It would help to know how you hurt your knee( direct fall on it...Awkward landing after a jump w/ a 'pop', etc.). The mechanism of injury can often lead to a certain diagnosis. A good examination of your non- injured knee, then a thorough exam of the injured knee by an experienced ors should give you your diagnosis . If needed, an MRI may be helpful to confirm... Best of luck! ...Read more

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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray:(soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI i would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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Poping sound from knee after trauma ?

Poping sound from knee after trauma ?

X-ray maybe: I suggest visiting your healthcare professional to make sure you did not break a bone from the trauma. ...Read more

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41 y/o female. New enlarging bony lump on the front of my right shin bone just below my knee. Painless. No trauma. Immobile. First noticed few mos ago?

41 y/o female. New enlarging bony lump on the front of my right shin bone just below my knee. Painless. No trauma. Immobile. First noticed few mos ago?

Medical evaluation: This needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities being the most simple a reaction after injury but other serious problems such as bone tumors are possible. In most cases a simple x-ray is sufficient. ...Read more