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Could a simple knee injury lead to cancer?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is hard to see how a simple injury to a joint would lead to cancer.

In brief: No

It is hard to see how a simple injury to a joint would lead to cancer.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Sometimes an injury leads to the initial discovery of a cancer (the injury does not cause the cancer to occur).
For example, cancers that originate or metastasize to the bone make the bone more susceptible to fracture. A common scenario is someone breaks a bone with minimal trauma (pathological fracture), and when an image is obtained, the radiologist finds the cancer.

In brief: No

Sometimes an injury leads to the initial discovery of a cancer (the injury does not cause the cancer to occur).
For example, cancers that originate or metastasize to the bone make the bone more susceptible to fracture. A common scenario is someone breaks a bone with minimal trauma (pathological fracture), and when an image is obtained, the radiologist finds the cancer.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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