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My knee was injured skiing yesterday. X-ray showed fluid. Too swollen for mri. I have brace &crutches. The swelling is worse today. Normal w/sprain?

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Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes.

A sprain can cause a lot of swelling, but the full extent of the damage done won't become apparent until after you get an MRI done.
It's possible you could have torn your meniscus and/or your ligaments in your knee. Continue to ice your knee and keep it elevated until the swelling subsides enough for you to get the mri.

In brief: Yes.

A sprain can cause a lot of swelling, but the full extent of the damage done won't become apparent until after you get an MRI done.
It's possible you could have torn your meniscus and/or your ligaments in your knee. Continue to ice your knee and keep it elevated until the swelling subsides enough for you to get the mri.
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Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure.
Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions.

In brief: Many possibilities

The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure.
Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions.
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes

Sprain is the damage to soft tissues and ligaments from trauma.
Skiing accidents are usually high speed and serious. Follow the first physicians instructions for follow-up with a musculoskeletal specialist. Do not try to walk long distances with the crutches - they are hard on your shoulders and arms. Anti inflamatory medications may ease the swelling, but interfere with normal healing.

In brief: Yes

Sprain is the damage to soft tissues and ligaments from trauma.
Skiing accidents are usually high speed and serious. Follow the first physicians instructions for follow-up with a musculoskeletal specialist. Do not try to walk long distances with the crutches - they are hard on your shoulders and arms. Anti inflamatory medications may ease the swelling, but interfere with normal healing.
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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