Septic arthritis knee treatment

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Avatar m tn Last year I got septic arthritis in my left knee. Had 10 bouts of surgery on my knee to washout the knee. I still get alot of pain in my knee. I had had a recent MRI which no one can explain to me satisfactorely. Hope you can be of help. The MRI states: "Severe degeneration of the medial and lateral menisci noted with fraying of the articular surface and inner free edge of the menisci. No ligament injury is seen.
Avatar f tn Systemic diseases can give rise to knee problems without injuries like Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatic fever, septic arthritis etc. I would suggest you to go for an examination and diagnosis and till then not to exert yourself, use NSAIDs for pain relief and also use ice packs to decrease inflammation. Take care!
Avatar m tn   I didn’t think much of it till recently (last week) I began to have knee issues.  My knee became inflamed and stiff to the point where I could hardly walk. Over the last week it has been getting progressively better I went to the doctor who believes it is a tendon or ligament issue but ran some tests all were normal except my ESR and CRP which were both elevated.  My questions have to do with DGI given that I was at risk for a Gonorrhea.
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Avatar m tn I know this is not normal knee pain when i look down at both knees i can tell this knee is more swollen then right knee, On the right knee i can see indents and things like a normal knee should look on the left it looks round with definition in some areas. i can bend it i can go down to pick stuff up and come up fine. It just always feels uncomfortable. below is a list of the feelings Swollen Feels like bruised.
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Avatar n tn Though she was all fine till last month. Then she has a minor accident where she injured her right knee. Since then it has swollen and she can not walk. Doctors said that she has Peripheral Arthritis as well. They gave her one Steroid injection and started her on sulfasalazine (1gm per day). Her pain has gone, but she still can not walk. She feel weak and stiffness while walking. It is 6 weeks since her accident and 2 week since her medication started.
Avatar m tn t suggest arthritis to me, I have arthritis of the knee and I get pain in the knee, also in muscles that work the knee. I don't get numbness anywhere else. I'm not medically qualiified but a doctor should check this out, whatever it is you will be better off with treatment.
Avatar m tn It can also be tendinitis due to inflammation of tendon at the knee joint. You will need X-rays and MRIs of the knee to find the exact. Treatment will follow correct diagnosis. Your orthopedic specialist will help you with that. Meanwhile do not bear weight on that leg, give it rest, apply ice pack, and take an anti-inflammatory pain killer. Take care!
Avatar f tn Now my entire leg hurts when I try to walk. I went to my doctor and he said it is arthritis of the knee. Can arthritis of the knee affect the leg this badly, to the point that I cannot put all my weight on the leg and am limping? He ruled out any clots in leg. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
1961313 tn?1326290364 Pain on either sides of the knee is usually related to meniscal tears, injuries to the collateral ligaments, and even to arthritis. Pain in the back of the knee can be caused by arthritis or Bakers cysts (cystic accumulation of synovial fluid, also causes a swelling). So as you can see, arthritis can cause an overall knee pain. Ligament injury causes pain to worsen on walking, bending and stretching the knee.
757973 tn?1234458769 In your case, that would be the arthritis. I hope you misunderstood your orthopedist when he recommended a knee replacement. It is not appropriate therapy to treat a Baker's cyst; knee replacement would certainly help your arthritic knee, however. Most Baker's cysts disappear on their own, but, depending on the cause and severity, it can take months or perhaps even years for that to happen.
1367233 tn?1316104535 My ortapaedic dr has recommended an injecting Synvisc into my knee for arthritis treatment. Anyone familiar with this and it's effects on the liver? Synvisc pharmacist said there are no warnings and I have a call into my gi.
1046633 tn?1253698728 and treated with rocephin for a month only to end up in the hospital with septic arthritis and on a bag of vencomyecin hooked up to heart monitors from almost coding in the er. I recently was told by my rheumotologist that I never had lyme disease. I had some issues with my knee joint swelling after tx. The dr thought perhaps it was a meniscal tear.....yeah right...I had to wait for hubbys insurance to kick in last september before thay could really dx my knee issue.
Avatar n tn Other differentials for monoarticular arthritis are pseudogout, bursitis, septic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.Consult your doctor and discuss above possibilities. Hope it helps. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn Hello I'm a 29 year old male. My father, his sister, his mother and her aunt all had Rheumatoid Arthritis. My father's was Juvenile Onset and he passed in 05 due to complications. In 2006 my right knee started hurting. I finally went to see an Orthopedic doctor. After an x-ray and feeling the top of my knee he said "You have Osteoarthritis in your knee. It is definately not RA." Well just a couple of months ago my other knee started with the same problems. Just pain mostly.
Avatar n tn The most common complication after meniscectomy is arthritis. Also it could be a torn meniscus again. Treatment of arthritis consists of anti inflammatories, activity modification, rest, ice packs, stretching exercises, cortisone injections etc. I would suggest that you get an x-ray done and visit a orthopaedician for confirmation of diagnosis and further assistance in treatment.
Avatar m tn I'll do my best to answer this, but it's best to consult a rheumatologist. Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the knee joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones forming the joint. The complexity of the design of the knee joint and the fact that it is an active weight-bearing joint are factors in making the knee one of the most commonly injured joints.
Avatar m tn If your knee is locked it would be manipulated under anesthesia till the knee relaxes and then the torn menisci will fall into its place and the knee is unlocked. The knee is immobilized in compression bandage for 2-3 weeks and this is followed by physiotherapy. If you orthopedician wants to excise the torn menisci microscopically you can go for arthroscopic surgery. You should visit an orthopedician to go for the best course of treatment: conservative or surgical. Take care!