Water on the knee

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Topic Title: Water on the knee
Created On: 11/15/1999 01:19 PM

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 10/15/2006 02:13 PM

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liz47

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Hello I had a meniscus tear removed 7 months ago. I was told my MCL was healing 'nicely' and my ACL was stretched. I still get a swollen knee mainly when I stand still for a prolonged period (such as doing the cooking!). Lots of 'it will take time advice' but as I love sport, mainly tennis, I am getting very frustrated and slightly depressed with the pain. Any ideas or should I just wait? I hope some of you on the forum have cured your problem if so let us know and give us some hope - please.
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 07/21/2006 06:17 PM

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cpinson

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jdcsam, I think I have the exact same problem. When I stand up my knees look almost exactly he same; the right knee just has a very slight amount of swelling on the outside. There really isn't any pain at all when walking normally, or even when lightly jogging. However, when I sqaut down so my knees are bent at a 90 degree angle, a large buldge appears on the outside portion of my right knee, and it feels like it's been stuffed with cotton. I described it to my wife like, "when you jam your finger really bad, and two days later it doesn't hurt, but when you bend it, it still feels like there's something in there." I've never had this problem before. So when I hear about people getting their knee drained, what does that entail?
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 05/01/2005 08:07 AM

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ShawnM

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I have severely bruised my Patella in a motorcycle accident, and after 1 month I have a very hard "bump" on the surface of my Patella. As I am in Taiwan on business, I have found it very difficult to find any good doctors or specialists to help me - I'm starting to get a little scared. My range of motion is excellent, I experience little pain, but this bump is inhibiting my ability to walk and I would be VERY appreciative if someone could give any advice on treatment? I have been icing regularly and elevating my knee, but after 1 month is seems to have made little if any difference. As a 20 year old student I am very afraid of doing permenant damage by mistreating or ignoring this injury. I've heard that it can be "needled" to release the fluid. What are the general recovery times for an injury of this nature, I believe it is my Patella tendon and or Prepatellar bursary which is inflammed. Thank you very much for your help!!! Shawn
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 10/25/2004 02:09 PM

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humphrey

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Within 1 year my son has had 2 surgeries 1st, an ACL replacement and menicus repair, then on the 2nd. ACL torn 20% and complete detactment of the menicus on the backside of his knee which was scrapped out. Since the 2nd surgery he has experienced fluid on knee and now infection. He is trying to play basketball but has so much pain and swelling. Does anyone out there have any suggestions or ideas as to what we can do next. My son is very atheletic in all sports. After the first surgery the recovery was good with no accompucations but after the 2nd surgery that is all we have had.
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 10/04/2004 07:32 AM

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tyebeau

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my doctor told me the same thing, that it would take along time, well i've had water on the knee for a year now.. I have days when it doesnt hurt and all, ans other where it hurts so bad i dont want to stand up..and when winter comes its goin to get worse, for some reason, my knee get more sore in the winter..
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 06/25/2004 08:16 AM

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jdcsam

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I think I have water on the knee? Does anybody know what that feels like? To me, it is like pressure in that area, perhaps with some fluid that is pushed to the outside of the knee?
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 05/12/2004 05:56 AM

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jrmillar

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No surgery is alike. Just because your first reconstruction was pain free doesn't mean they're all like that. Don't worry. Patience is a big word here. 2 suggestions. 1. R.I.C.E. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. This will help with the swelling. 2. Glucosamine or Cod Liver Oil. Both help prolong joint life. Remember, any type of surgery is major. It is an obscene amount of trauma for a knee to go through so you must be patient. Build your quads up (try to get major definition) and ask your doctor about balance and proprioception. Good luck Tony
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 05/01/2004 11:59 AM

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clark

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I'm 48, 5 weeks back, I had my 2nd ACL repair on my right knee. First involved ACL, MCL and material removed from the knee-cap. Metal screw and metal staple were used to connect replacement, using the patela, ACL. Second surgery involved ACL, hamstring replacement, Also, surgon drilled holes in femor as there was a divit in the cartalage. Surgon used plastic, bio screws on this second ACL. 5 weeks later, I'm still building fluid on the knee. Yesterday, he removed 60 cc's and will be testing for infection. Question: How long will I keep having fulid build up on the knee? My first repair, I was up and about in 5 weeks, no pain and full movement. This time, I have pain all the time ranging from not so bad in the morning to hurt in the late afternoon. Fluid builds up. It seems like a bad pattern. Any suggestions?
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 01/13/2004 02:35 PM

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Softball05crz

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HI IM 16 1/2 YEARS OLD OK I PLAY SOFTBALL AND ITS LIKE MY MAJOR SPORT, BUT THEN WHEN DAY WHEN I WAS PLAYING, MY KNEE HURT A LITTLE IM ALWAYS SLIDING AROUND ALL THE TIME, THEN THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO GO FEEL MY KNEE AND IT FELT LIKE CHUNKS OF SOMETHING WAS LIKE FLOATING AROUND IN MY KNEE, I HAD NO CLUE BUT IT SACRED ME AND THEN EVERYTIME WHEN I WOULD SLIDE IT WOULD HURT WORST AND IT WOULD FILL UP WITH FLUID BUT THEN IT WOULD GO DOWN. tHEN I STARTED TO WHERE AND KNEE PAD AND I COULD SLIDE AND IT WAS FIND BUT THEN WHEN I WENT ON THIS BUMBPY HARD GRAVLY IT FILLED UP WITH FLUID AND HURT SO BAD, BUT THEN I HAD A CAR ACCIDENT AND HIT MY KNEE ON THE DASHNBORAD THING AND THEN THERE WAS LIKE NOTHING FLOATING IN THERE NO MORE BUT IT STILL SOAR IT HAS BEEN FOR MONTHS AND NO MY KNEE LIKE ON THE BOTTOM I DAMAGED MY NEARVE ENDINGS SO ITS LIKE NUMB BUT ITS REALLY SOAR IF SOMEONE HITS ME IN THE KNEE OR IF I CRAWL ON IT. i WENT TO MY DOCTER LIKE 2 TIMES AND ALL HE SAID WAS IT WAS GONNA TAKE TIME YEAH BUT HOW MUCH!! I NEED HELP SOFTBALL IS LIKE MY LIFE AND I WANNA BE ABLE TO PLAY ON IT LIKE HOW I USE TO SO IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME ANYTHING LITTLE THING CAN HELP THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
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 06/16/2003 12:46 PM

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robert225

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I have had removal of the fat pad and decompresion of patella tendon 8moths ago now and my knee continues to swell to a great extent.I have had it drained twice and have had a cortozone injection to try and calm down the swelling but a week after it continued to swell. As im an international athlete lookin to make the olympics 2004 time is running out, what options do i have left???
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 06/17/2000 11:30 AM

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Angela3199

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My mom has water on the knee and she thinks that it well just go away. What is it and what does she need to do to treat it
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 11/15/1999 01:19 PM

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82944588

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I've had water on the knee several times in the past, from wrestling. It was treated with drugs, although they considered using a needle. Does anyone know if this is likely to re-occur? I am playing basketball frequently.
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