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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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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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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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Repeated knee swelling and pain in only on knee after every 2 years for age of 1year.Knee got swelling and pain for 4-5 months and gone on it's own. ?

Repeated knee swelling and pain in only on knee after every 2 years for age of 1year.Knee got swelling and pain for 4-5 months and gone on it's own. ?

Recurrent swelling: It's unusual that you would have recurrent swelling in your knee without some sort of precipitating injury. You may have an old injury that is repeatedly being re-aggravated. You might need an imaging study to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are some possibilities for knee swelling that goes on for years?

What are some possibilities for knee swelling that goes on for years?

Many: The most common reasons for knee swelling is degenerative changes of the knee, meaning the beginning of arthritis. Other reasons are chronic meniscal tears or instability for previous injuries. ...Read more

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I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis. Any recommendations?

I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis.  Any recommendations?

Injection or surgery: I'm assuming after 3 years you have tried pt and antiinflammatories. Draining the knee followed by a cortisone injection (assuming the fluid doesn't look infected) could help. If there is any suspicion for infection, hold off on the cortisone until the synovial fluid has been evaluated. Last resort is to see an ortho surgeon about a synovectomy. ...Read more

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Knee swelling 1.5 years after ACL surgery. Could it be related?

Probably not: There are several possible causes so i would have the orthopedist evaluate the knee. ...Read more

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How to deal with knee swelling. I had ACL reconstruction 6 years ago. I stay active, but my knee swells after playing soccer. Thank you.

Get it checked: Several things can cause a knee to swell after activity - knee cap problems, cartilage problems, even ligament issues after reconstruction. Consult your surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause long-term, undiagnosed knee swelling?

What can cause long-term, undiagnosed knee swelling?

Knee swelling: Consider degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, effusion, impinging tissues such as meniscal tears, acl tear, or loose body. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for good exam and imaging. ...Read more

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