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What is osteoarthrofibrosis in the knee? What causes grinding and clicking in the knee? Can too much fluid be removed from the knee?

What is osteoarthrofibrosis in the knee? What causes grinding and clicking in the knee? Can too much fluid be removed from the knee?

Wear and tear : Osteoarthritis is due to wearing out of the knee and it's support structures. Grinding and clicking are symptoms of this process. Sometimes joint effusions ("water on the knee") develops. Removing this fluid is not harmful, and frequently helpful. ...Read more

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Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Irritation : This is the bodies way of trying (unsuccessfully 0 to deal with the irritation of one kind or another in the joint. ...Read more

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What can be causing fluid to build up around my knee joints causing severe pain and swelling?

What can be causing fluid to build up around my knee joints causing severe pain and swelling?

R/O ARTHRITIS: You need to be evaluated for ARTHRITIS BURSITIS.. You need a full exam and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/RA/ANA/URIC ACID Lyme titers. Bilateral knee X-ray and MRI if symptoms persist. You should also go gluten free wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretral. Also PT eval for ROM exercises. ...Read more

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Could fluid in the knee release itself naturally?

Could fluid in the knee release itself naturally?

Usually: It depends on the cause of the fluid. If it is an acute trauma, the fluid usually dissipates on its own over the course of a few weeks. If it is someone who has severe arthritis in the knee, the fluid may remain much longer and be difficult to resolve. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the knee when bending?

What could be the cause of pain in the knee when bending?

Knee pain with bend: Could be meniscus tear, patellofemoral syndrome, loose body, synovitis, arthritis, effusion, tight quads, patellar or quad tendonitis. ...Read more

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What is a intra articulate fusion mean in the knee? What causes a knee not to straighten? Please help

What is a intra articulate fusion mean in the knee? What causes a knee not to straighten? Please help

Knee effusion : Intrarticular effusion indicates that your your knee is inflamed . If you can't straighten it you probably have some structural wear and tear inside the knee. You need to be evaluated by a knee specialist Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a broken off piece of cartilage in the knee cause more damage to the knee?

Can a broken off piece of cartilage in the knee cause more damage to the knee?

Possible: Depending on the size of the broken cartilage, how was it damaged and to what extent your knee is utilized. An MRI scan would give you the best view of the damage area. Cartilages in your knees provide comfortable cushion and smooth interface for the knee bones to slide on each other during walking or running. A small broken piece may not be noticeable. Talk to a knee surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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What can cause a swelling in the knee in different times that come and goes ?

What can cause a swelling in the knee in different times that come and goes  ?

Several possible: Intermitent swelling in a joint can be due to an injury or arthritis. If it happens in the morning and gets better with activity, it could be arthritis. If it happens at the end of a day or with more activity it could be an injury that is being aggravated. Infections are unlikely to cause intermittent swelling. Sometimes there is swelling around a joint that is not actually in the joint (edema). ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the knee in a teenager , there was no injury to the knee?

What could be the cause of pain in the knee  in a teenager , there was no injury to the knee?

Osgood Schlatter's: Tennage boys commonly have transient pain in the anterior knee regions, seemingly related to bone growth at this age. Osgood schlatter's problem is non-inflammatory, self-limited, and usually there are no residual disabilities. Sport activities might need to be temporarily put aside. A medical doctor can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

More info: To help you, more information is required. How old are you, how long has the sensation been present, is the burning constant or intermittent, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause burning and numbness in the knee?

What could cause burning and numbness in the knee?

numbness: This could be secondary to a pinched nerve. Get an evaluation by your doctor and possibly some lumbar xrays if the numbness extends down the leg. ...Read more

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Can a ligament tear cause lancing pain in the knee?

Can a ligament tear cause lancing pain in the knee?

Knee ligament tear: One could experience severe pain from a knee ligament tear (e.g. Mcl, lcl, acl, pcl, etc.). If the pain is severe and lancinating and the equation contains a knee ligament, a teat of the deeper knee joint ligaments (e.g. Acl) may cause this. An orthopedic surgeon should be consulted if this is the case. ...Read more

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How do I naturally get rid of fluid on the knee? There is no pain in the knee

How do I naturally get rid of fluid on the knee? There is no pain in the knee

Go see your doctor: But first, there's supposed to be fluid in your knee. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber of sorts so you really don't want to get rid of it. Second, why do you want to mess around w/your knee if it doesn't hurt? Better to leave well enough alone. Bottom line, go see your family doctor and explain in full detail what's going on and what's on your mind that concerns you about your knee. ...Read more

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Pain in the knee area when lying down. When walking the pain disappears. Cause and cure?

Pain in the knee area when lying down. When walking the pain disappears. Cause and cure?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What is the fluid in the knee joint?

What is the fluid in the knee joint?

Synovial fluid: The fluid in all joints is known as synovial fluid. This fluid acts as a lubricant to the joints and tendons. ...Read more

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What causes scar tissue to form in the knee?

What causes scar tissue to form in the knee?

Attempts to Repair: Scar tissue results from your body's natural attempts to repair damage from injuries. Immobility may increase this, and physical therapy may be needed to counteract it. Your info indicates you've had some surgical procedures already, so your surgeon would be the best person to ask about your case. ...Read more

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Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Knee and spine: No but low back related weakness and proprioception problems around the knee joint can exaggerate and accelerate the wear and tear that a knee endures, and sometimes is a fundamental aggravating, causative factor. ...Read more

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Does having a ACL problem cause you to have slipping in the knee and instability?

Does having a ACL problem cause you to have slipping in the knee and instability?

Yes: An acl tear can result in knee instability. The lower leg (tibia) can slide forward and rotate relative to the thigh (femur). This can result in near dislocation events and can lead to further damage of the cartilage and meniscus. In younger patients who want to remain active in sports, a torn acl should be reconstructed by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes scar tissue to form in the knee? Is it normal to get it removed? Please help

What causes scar tissue to form in the knee? Is it normal to get it removed? Please help

Injury/inflammation: Any injury or inflammation of the joint can produce fibrosis. Remov can actually cause more injury but is usually performed when pain is severe or impairs function. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the knee when bending to sit down or applying pressure to put on a shoe?

What can cause pain in the knee when bending to sit down or applying pressure to put on a shoe?

A number of causes: Most likely its a meniscal lesion, or a chondral/ligament lesion. At your age, it could be a knee cap problem or something called osteochondritis (although you might be old for it).
You should see your orthopod. ...Read more

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What is a normal range of motion in the knee supposed to be? What causes your knee not to fully extend?

What is a normal range of motion in the knee supposed to be? What causes  your knee not to fully extend?

R O M Of the Knee: Is knee flexion 0-130
knee extension 120-0

there are many reasons for the not fully extend, torn cartilage weak quad muscul, and others. ...Read more

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What cause pain in the knee due to popping and slipping. I have a lot of swelling in the knee unable to straighten the leg when standing?

What cause pain in the knee due to popping and slipping. I have a lot of swelling in the knee unable to straighten the leg when standing?

Need evaluation: Swelling in the knee is a marker for something inside being torn and the slipping and pain are indications that you should have this evaluated by and orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes my knee to hurt when i straighten it to do quad exercises? I feel a lot of pain when i tighten the quad the pain is felt in the knee?

What causes my knee to hurt when i straighten it to do quad exercises? I feel a lot of pain when i tighten the quad the pain is felt in the knee?

Several possibilitie: Tendinitis of the quadriceps and patellar tendon, knee cap arthritis known as chondromalacia patella, meniscus tears, it band syndrome. These are some of the more common causes. ...Read more

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What causes lancing pain in the knee medial? It hurts so much it is almost unable could it be a tear or a displacement of the meniscus? Please help

Either: It could be either of the 2 and some more possibilities, like early arthritis, loose body, or referred pain from a back/hip lesion.
I think you need to go to your orthopod and get it investigated/treated.
In the meantime, take some nsaids, rest your knee and use a cane or crutches if you have them and know how to use them, to minimize taking through that side.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get a strep infection in the knee post drainage of knee for fluid

Implantation: Whenever you penetrate the body with a foreign object, there is a chance of seeding bacteria into the space; this is reduced by thorough aseptic technique, but nothing is 100% absolute in preventing infectious complications. ...Read more

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Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Dislocation: An isolated ligament tear in the knee can cause profound instability but rarely if ever a "dislocation" of the knee. Typically you would need at least 3 ligaments torn to cause a dislocation. A single ligament such as the lcl may cause a sense of subluxation (partial separation) of the joint but not a dislocation. ...Read more