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What Is Drained From Knee Joint When Swollen
My husband woke in middle of night with severe pain and a swollen lump just below the knee joint. The lump has gotten bigger threw the day.?
Is it normal to have a swollen knee and also have extreme burning pain in the knee joint? Is a root tear the same as a displacement of the root?
I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?
When they say an injured athlete had fluid drained from a swollen joint such as the knee, what is this fluid?
Synovial fluid: Usually this is synovial fluid. Synovial fluid's job is to lubricate and protect the joint. In the presence of injury, inflammation or infection, the synovial lining (part of the joint capsule), overcompensates by producing an excess amount of synovial fluid. Too much fluid can cause pain and tightness in the joint and restrict range of motion. With an acute injury, blood may also fill the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infected: Septic refers to infection. A septic knee has active infection inside the joint. More common after knee replacement, it is quite rare in healthy adults. Signs are pain, redness, and swelling. If you were concerned about this, you should have it checked out urgently, as it can quickly lead to significant arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of physcial exam happens during examining of the knee joint? The test that are preformed if they hurt are they positive? Please help
Knee Exam: A thorough knee exam involves palpating the ligaments and bursae, examine the patella, and by grasping on the lower leg, putting the knee joint through a routine of movements to determine the integrity of the ligaments and menisci. Depending on what you did to your knee and the condition it is in, this may hurt, and your orthopedist can explain the implications of any positive sign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I do not know: Many things can cause pain in the knee joints, from generalized arthritis, to patello-femoral syndrome, overuse, chondromalacia, lymes disease, rheumatoid, etc, etc. The only way to get the most likely cause of your knee pain would be to see the Dr. and get a good History and physical done. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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