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Knee small effusion ,cant bend knee.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Knee effusions

or excess fluid in and around the knee joint are usually the result of trauma (to ligaments or meniscus), arthritis, or infection.
If small, it may not need to be aspirated for diagnosis or treatment, but the fluid analysis can be very helpful in determining the cause. Pain and anti-inflammatory medication (including injectible steroids) can help along with rest and elevation. Can try these on own

In brief: Knee effusions

or excess fluid in and around the knee joint are usually the result of trauma (to ligaments or meniscus), arthritis, or infection.
If small, it may not need to be aspirated for diagnosis or treatment, but the fluid analysis can be very helpful in determining the cause. Pain and anti-inflammatory medication (including injectible steroids) can help along with rest and elevation. Can try these on own
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cannot bend knee

If you cannot bend your knee you may well have a torn meniscus.
You should see an orthopedist very soon and get a good exam and probably an MRI and probably an operation.

In brief: Cannot bend knee

If you cannot bend your knee you may well have a torn meniscus.
You should see an orthopedist very soon and get a good exam and probably an MRI and probably an operation.
Thank
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