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What happens to you if there is an infection in the knee joint under the capsule?

What happens to you if there is an infection in the knee joint under the capsule?

Unsure?: By your quesiton, I am unsure. However, if you believe you have an infections in your knee, anywhere, please see a doctor immediately and have it examined and appropriately treated. Knee infections are very serious and the sooner it is treated, the better. Don't delay. Get seen! ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How does a orthopedic know if there is an infection in the knee joint?

How does a orthopedic know if there is an infection in the knee joint?

Aspiration: The best way is to get a sample of fluid from inside the knee joint and test it for white blood cells and send the fluid for a culture to see if a bacteria grows. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an infection in or around a artificial knee joint for a couple years and it never be detected in blood work?

Is it possible to have an infection in or around a artificial knee joint for a couple years and it never be detected in blood work?

Unlikely: If you did not have fever, redness, pain and swelling of the knee, then it was not likely to be infected. You do not have infection that long without major problems developing long before 2 years. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotic for ear infection - and it is also making my replaced knee joint feel better. Why could that be?

Taking antibiotic for ear infection - and it is also making my replaced knee joint feel better. Why could that be?

Knee infection also?: An antiobiotic goes to all parts of your body, including your ears and you knees, and everywhere else. If you have been having symptoms of knee pain that were improved with an antibiotic, you should probably tell your orthopedic surgeon and get his/her input! ...Read more

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Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

No: Painful clicking and popping of the knee suggests a possible cartilage injury. You should seen an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? I have pain that starts in my upper femur to the knee joint

What is wrong with me? I have pain that starts in my upper femur to the knee joint

Referred pain: how long have you had symptoms? If it's been more than 6 weeks further evaluation is necessary. Pain or conditions from the hip often will hurt this way stress fractures or labrum pathology can hurt this way ...Read more

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If a MRI doesn't show anything can I can still have something wrong with shifting and locking of the knee joint? I need help

If a MRI doesn't show anything can I can still have something wrong with shifting and locking of the knee joint? I need help

Yes, U should B sure: that U have Cn a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. An exam can B more revealing than the MRI by a few degrees of certainty ...Read more

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I played shuttle for 1month .Now a days I am feeling very much pain in my right knee joint .Not continuesly but while folding.I am 25yrs male?

What is shuttle?: Unfortunately I do not know what kind of game shuttle is! if i did i would be able to see a connection with your knee pain. Does it involve sitting for long periods or squatting up and down or flexing your knees one and over? Let me know so that i can help you. Sorry for not being hip enough I am 49 and have no idea what it is you do! ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more