Knee joint bursa

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Avatar m tn Hello! Swelling of the knee occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. There are many common causes for the swelling, including arthritis, injury to the ligaments or meniscus, or when fluid collects in the bursa. This condition is known as prepatellar bursitis. This can also be due to collection of blood called hematoma. Take care!
Avatar f tn Usually some disorder of the knee causes the synovial (lubricating) fluid within the knee joint to increase. This then spills into the bursa at the back of the knee causing it to increase in size. This is Popliteal Cyst. In my view even if the cyst ruptures the fluid gets absorbed in the body and it may reoccur and chances of affecting Peroneal nerve are less. Take care!
Avatar m tn A moving lump that can be pushed inside can be a bursa, a loose bone or cartilage or fluid in the joint bulging out through a bursa or membrane. A MRI of the joint is required for correct diagnosis. Please consult your orthopedic specialist regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar n tn Excess fluid around the joint can accumulate in the bursa, a condition called prepatellar bursitis. While the fluid is not actually within the knee joint itself, prepatellar bursitis also causes swelling.In your case i think it could most probably be prepatellar bursitis, but needs to be confirmed with an x-ray.Treatment of prepatellar bursitis begins with avoidance of the aggravating activity, use of antibiotics, if required removal of fluid.
Avatar m tn Grade 2C tear of medial meniscus. 2. Moderate to severe joint effusion distending the suprapatellar bursa with underlying osteoarthritic changes at knee. 3. Bone marrow edema is noted at the medial tibial condyle. Yet to meet my docter in two days. Wanted to know what all the above means and how bad could be the condition of my knee as it has starting very bad from the last 3 days. Due to this I am putting more pressure on left knee and that too pains.
Avatar n tn As you had a blow or strike your muscle and knee will be inflamed and if the strike was strong enough you can also have ligament injuries in your knee joint. The most important thing for you to do is to rest and avoid any physical exertion for few days and if the pain continues you have to see an orthopedician and consider some scans of your knee joint for a proper diagnosis. Take care!
Avatar n tn Pain on kneeling with a burning sensation afterword is commonly seen in the inflammation of the bursa of the knee called bursitis. A bursa is a small sac of fluid. It cushions the outside of knee joint so that tendons and ligaments glide smoothly over the joint. The flat foot could be causing pain while walking etc.
Avatar f tn I have a very high level of pain the joint of my hip...or ..the joint on the right side of my body that 'joins' the top of the leg to the base of my body. What causes this..arthritis ? Is there any kind of 'injection' I could get for the pain directly in the joint area ? While I am here on my left side...I only have this pain when I lie down on my left side.....What causes a pulse like pain that kind of travels that leg ?
Avatar m tn A tear of the medial meniscus (between your thigh bone and lower leg bone; fibrocartilage that spans the knee joint) 3.
Avatar n tn Hi there! If it’s a small tear, it would probably not require surgery and may be managed conservatively. None of the other conditions mentioned would need surgery as well. The duration and the exact conservative management would depend on the severity and the grade of the injuries sustained. You may like to discuss the management and the prognosis in detail with your orthopedician. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn It cushions the outside of knee joint so that tendons and ligaments glide smoothly over the joint), meniscus injury or due to dislocation of patella. The pain can be severe enough to be felt throughout the leg or make it impossible to straighten the leg. Please consult an orthopedic specialist ASAP. Until then do not put weight on the concerned leg. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn A Baker’s cyst or a popliteal cyst is a swelling caused by collection of synovial fluid which has escaped from the knee joint, protruding in the area which is back of the knee. Check if you have a baker's cyst? The treatment for Baker’s cyst includes rest, keeping your leg propped up for several days, massage treatments by a physiotherapist, compression wraps/elastic bandage, NSAIDs and cortisone injections. It may even recede on its own. If not consider surgical treatment. Take care!
Avatar f tn Usually a burning sensation on the knee with pain is due to inflammation of burs or bursitis. A bursa is a small sac of fluid. It cushions the outside of knee joint so that tendons and ligaments glide smoothly over the joint. This is usually treated with rest, anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy. If infection is suspected then antibiotics will be prescribed. If pinched nerves are suspected you will need to undergo nerve conduction studies. Please consult an orthopedic specialist.
Avatar f tn It could be a meniscal teat or a ligament tear or it could be inflammation of the bursa (lining of joint cavity). Since knee joint is a major weight bearing joint, please get this investigated as soon as possible. Until then avoid putting weight on that knee. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have done MRI. The conclusion of the report is - Small joint effusion fluid pes anserine bursa - Suspicious tear posterior horn medial meniscus - Partial tears ACL and medial colleteral ligaments What is the best treatment for me? Did you advice me to do the surgery and what is the success rate?
Avatar f tn I fell a week and a half ago and have had severe pain and swelling in my knee and leg. Dr. sent me for an MRI. I understand most of it, which is that there is no major injury - ligaments and cartilage are all okay. I need help translating these into laymens terms please: There is moderate subcutaneous edema anterior to the patellar tendon and layering on the lateral patellar retinaculum compatible with contusion. There is a more discrete 2.6 x 0.6 x 3.
Avatar n tn There are specific injuries that can cause bleeding in the knee, and others that may cause a sudden increase in the production of joint fluid. When fluid is outside of the actual joint space, and in the soft tissues surrounding the knee, the most common cause is prepatellar bursitis. This condition causes fluid accumulation in the bursa just on top of the kneecap. Usually the fluid can be felt on top of the kneecap, rather than underneath the kneecap.
Avatar f tn Generally sudden onset knee swelling is due to injury to menisci or due to inflammation of the bursa or a soft cushion on the joint. Initially there may be no pain. However, you must not strain the knee by exercising. Ideally you should see a doctor, but since you do not have insurance try this: Give the leg complete rest. Apply ice pack 2-3 times a day for 15-20 minutes. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory. Use leg for only daily activities for a week or two.
Avatar m tn In 2001, after seven surgeries on my knee I underwent a total knee replacement. For about two years I was pain free, and got around very well. Then the pain, worse than before the replacement began, I had surgery to remove an infected bursa, then several other authroscopic surgeries to clean out the knee of scar tissue. About two years ago the pain got so bad I had to stop working. I was put on 300mg morphine daily, and some day's the pain was so bad I could not walk.
Avatar n tn Over the next few days I didn't have much pain or discomfort but by the 3rd day I began to have pain in the Pes anserine Bursa below the knee. Then over the next week the knee started to get tighter and I started to to hear more popping and swelling around the knee. I also noticed that my IT band on the side of my knee will snap when I pivot or change directions. Over the past few days I had started to bike more and do some lunges and squats, stretches, etc.
Avatar f tn I have had a sharp pain on the inside of my knee about 3 inches from my kne cap. It hurts to extend and bend knee. It hurts to run but I can walk, bike and stair climb with little pain. I can pinpoint the spot where it hurts. I am a runner.
Avatar f tn MRI showed small joint effusion within the sutra patellar bursa, patellofemoral compartment chondromalacia and bakers cyst. What does this mean? What is course of treatment?
Avatar f tn The knee itself is fine, but I have tendon and bursa pain all around the knee. We have tried a cortizone shot, ice, heat, chondroitin, creams, aleve, celebrex and nothing relieves the aches and pains. I'm not a very active person so resting the joint is not the issue, in fact, when I sit for any length of time my knee hurts when I get up, if I keep it stretched out the same result. I can't cross my legs without pains. When I walk the pain goes away somewhat.
Avatar n tn Pain on kneeling with a burning sensation afterword is commonly seen in the inflammation of the bursa of the knee called bursitis. A bursa is a small sac of fluid. It cushions the outside of knee joint so that tendons and ligaments glide smoothly over the joint. Bursitis is often treated with rest, elevation, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If this does not help then fluid is aspirated out. Another option is corticosteroid injections.
Avatar n tn Icing the knee reduces swelling and can be used for both acute and chronic knee injuries compression can be used to keep the patella aligned and to keep joint mechanics intact. the knee with a knee brace or wrap. Elevation works with gravity to help fluid that would otherwise accumulate in the knee flow back to the central circulation. Prop your leg up when you are sitting.
Avatar m tn If I was to sit with my legs straight out and bend my left knee it hurts really bad in the hip joint area. ..It is almost like I don’t have the strength or muscle to lift my left leg. I would like to point out that I am in good shape, I work out and as recently as March completed the P90X program, which is not for the faint hearted, with no problem in my leg.
Avatar f tn I know I've landed on my knees numerous times and gotten the typical water on the knee. When a bursa is chronically inflamed or injured numerous times the walls of the bursa can thicken and create scar tissue. If that were the case it would be painful to kneel on the knee, and that would be about the only symptom. Now a better question is how to treat it? I don't know :) I'll play around with mine and let you know what I figure out.
Avatar f tn After the passage of time, you have now developed post-traumatic arthritic changes in the patella femoral joint. Perhaps, you have now irritated this arthritc joint with your recent activities. If the your last set of imaging studies was at least 6 years ago, it is time for another set. If possible, the new Xrays should be compared to the old set to see if there have been any changes.
Avatar m tn The pain can travel into the leg and sometime be referred into the knee or back. Touching the hip area or lying on it usually induces greater pain. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that allows smooth motion between two uneven surfaces, in this case your hip joint. Under normal conditions it allows for painless motion of the hip joint. There are also other conditions that can be causing this pain including a tendonitis such as Iliotibial band tendonitis.
Avatar n tn You had an inflammation of the soft tissue under your knee joint( bursa, tendon), which due to more stretching during the skatepark jump has inflammed and now you need rest, icepacks and anti inflammatory drugs. If it does not decrease you have to visit an orthopaedicain for an examination. Take care!