News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   



Doctors Lounge - Rheumatology Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Rheumatology Answers List

Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics

Question: Fluid on knee

 DrRonni - Mon May 26, 2003 5:24 pm

Trauma to knee resulted in pain steadily diminshing, full range of motion almost present, 2 weeks post trauma. Medial and proximal to knee, a pocket of flujid is becoming well demarcated, not by discoloration, but because all swollen tissue around it is getting back to normal. No puncture ever occurred, pocket o ffluid is not infected. Is this probably burst suprapatellar bursa? At what point would it need draining? Should a knee presure bandage be worn? Does letting the body resorb the fluid increase the changces af arthritis at a later date?
 DeLWolcott - Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:30 am

Reabsoprtion would seem to be less traumatic to the knee than drainage. BUT to be certain, testing (manual) can be done to determine reflex response and possible x-rays or scans can be performed to look for unsuspected damage.


Check a doctor's response to similar questions


advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application


 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2016
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.