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What is the difference between a swollen knee and arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Swelling from Arthr.

Arthritis often causes varying degrees of swelling within the knee joint.
Recurrent swelling is one of the early signs that leads your physician to suspect a diagnosis of arthritis. Not all swollen knees have arthritis, but most knees with arthritis have periods of obvious swelling.

In brief: Swelling from Arthr.

Arthritis often causes varying degrees of swelling within the knee joint.
Recurrent swelling is one of the early signs that leads your physician to suspect a diagnosis of arthritis. Not all swollen knees have arthritis, but most knees with arthritis have periods of obvious swelling.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Inflammation

Arthritis literally means "inflammation of the joint" although it is frequently used incorrectly to mean joint pain ("arthralgia").
Swelling in the knee can be caused by many things, not all of them due to inflammation or arthritis.

In brief: Inflammation

Arthritis literally means "inflammation of the joint" although it is frequently used incorrectly to mean joint pain ("arthralgia").
Swelling in the knee can be caused by many things, not all of them due to inflammation or arthritis.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Carlos Kier
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See below

Arthritis which implies inflammation of the joint lining is one cause of swollen knee(this includes ra, gout, pseudogout and other inflammatory joint diseases).
Osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee swelling without inflammation was well as injuries to the knee cartilage. One can have bleeding into the knee following injuries with resultant swelling.

In brief: See below

Arthritis which implies inflammation of the joint lining is one cause of swollen knee(this includes ra, gout, pseudogout and other inflammatory joint diseases).
Osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee swelling without inflammation was well as injuries to the knee cartilage. One can have bleeding into the knee following injuries with resultant swelling.
Dr. Carlos Kier
Dr. Carlos Kier
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