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What Is The Fluid In The Knee Called
How does someone get rid of joint effusion in the knee? If someone has a knee effusion is a MRI accurate? Please explain I don't know what to do?
Every few months I get bilateral knee effusion that needs draining and a shot. The fluid noninflamatory. Why would this keep recurring? No injury
Unexplained effusion: Have you had an MRI yet? You may have articulat cartilage or a meniscal injury. Blood tests can help rule out rheumatologic diseases. Infection sounds unlikely. I recommend you to be evaluated by an orthopaedic doc or if you already have done this, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Child has jra and was seen by her pediatrician today. He said her knees has fluid on them. Should I tell call her rheumo and let her know?
JRA or IRA: I would recommend calling her, especially is your daughter is having pain. That way you can also ask for guidelines on when to call, when to worry, and when, what and how to treat at home. ...Read more
You should do soon: Knee effusion usually is urgent is condition if it happened to you the first time without trauma. ...Read more
What is the condition called when you have a bump under your knee and its from growing and it will hurt intel your stops growing?
Osgood Schlatter's?: In case you were referring to the anterior (front) part of the knee, you're probably trying to think of osgood schlatter's disease, which occurs at the site of attachment of the quadriceps tendon to the tibial tuberosity, below the patella (kneecap). Search on it and see what you think. ...Read more
My knee makes a cracking sound when I fully extend it. No pain associated. I read about somethim called crepitus. Is that it? Will the sound go away?
No! Effusion= fluid:
In the kneefrom irritation of he linning of the joint, from any cause.
Dislocation= when the 2 bones making a joint, are forcibly pulled apart, by tearing of the ligaments or the capsule/tendons. Very painful condition and shoud be reduced immediately, into its natural position to reestablish the bony surfaces of the joint. ...Read more
ORIF: Certainly any time bones are described as "shattered" that sugggests a very serious injury. Usually as orthopedic surgeons we try to fix fractures through procedures called orif (open reduction and internal fixation). This means putting the bones back together with plates, screws, wires, etc... Sometimes severely fractured knee joints are treated with a form of joint replacement. ...Read more
No Criteria: Interestingly, there are actually no specific criteria to guide doctors as to when amputation is necessary. I agree with doctor however, the expertise and knowledge of the treating physician is probably the greatest factor in amputations. I strongly recommend patients who are "sentenced" to amputation get at least 3 to 4 opinions including one from a wound care expert. We save limbs and lives. ...Read more
Yes.: It may be bad, because an effusion indicates that something is structurally wrong with your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist, to see if exercising through it is ok. ...Read more
Not normal,: But common. This happens often after arthroscopic knee surgery, but it is not something that you can say is normal. You should discuss this with your ortho, but at the same time, don't assume a redo of the same surgery will correct this. Make sure you have done all the physical therapy you can and try to do more. Work on quad and hamstring strengthening. ...Read more
I have knee effusion, got it drained last weel, seems to be returning. How do I stop it and relieve it?
What??: Never heard of this.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was running and I felt a pop in my outer knee. What can I do to expedite the healing process, and what's this condition called?
I have seen ads about a knee replacement called "the getaround knee"how does it compare to those been done over the last several years?
Doesn't: I am not a big fan of tv marketing. All knee replacements currently around are good products. Any change a manufacturer makes will not be seen in vivo (in human conditions) for at least 10-15 years. Its similiar to the difference of shopping for a bmw or mercedes. Just different bells and whistles. I tend to stick with companies/knees with a proven track record like the insall knee. ...Read more
Good evening. I have cyclic knee effusion; every 10 days, my knee swells up. After 2 days, the swelling resolves itself. Cause? Thanks.
Knee swelling: Knee effusion or swelling can be due to a number of causes: a proliferative (diffuse) or focal (local) synovial condition, loose bodies, meniscal tear, articular cartilage wear, and an underlying bleeding disorder; if you, indeed, are experiencing this a MRI should be ordered to rule out an internal derangement. ...Read more
No: The two do not correlate unless you are taking a diuretic to get rid of lower extremity effusion. You could have some metabolic issues that could increase lower extremity swelling, and caused increase urination, but not specific one sided knee effusion. Different story if you are having any other infectious signs, such as fever, chills. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Bone spur: And Navicular accessory bone respectivelyGet a more detailed answer ›
Meniscus: I assume you mean the cartilage between the femoral condyle and the tibial plateau. This would be the meniscus, a c-shaped/half-moon shaped cartilage. If on the inside, it's called the medial meniscus, and if on the outside, the lateral meniscus. The other type of cartilage in the knee is called articular cartilage. It covers the bones that make up the knee joint, like frosting on a cake. ...Read more
I am 31, female. I have had severe knee pain for a week now. No accidents or falls. Should I call my doctor for an appt. Or wait it out?
Random knee pains, no accident, ice&pain meds don't help, knee was hot last night, its been going on for a couple of weeks now. Should I call doc?
Probably Best: The cause of knee pain in your age group varies, but is often related to exercise and activity. Most causes are benign and don't have lasting effects. However, I'm concerned that you report the knee is hot. Given this, and the length of time you've had symptoms, it's probably best to have your knee looked at in person by your doctor. ...Read more
I just had a piece of my hamstring taken out and recstructed to attach to my knee cap used as a tendon to stabalize my knee. What is this called?
MPFL reconstruction: Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction (usually done for a dislocating kneecap). ...Read more
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