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Cyst on knee cap from previous injury, heard popping sound. Should see doctor ?

I had a cyst on my knee cap from a previous injury. i was nealing on my knee to day and when I leaned alittle to far forward I felt it pop. There was no pain at all, The water pocket is somewhat still there but drastically smaller. Seeing the doctor for followup on previous knee injury on next Thursday. Would I need to see him sooner? The knee actually feels stronger since this happened this morning. AAAAA
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

According to description , it seems you might develop synovitis knee after your previous injury.

Synovium secreates more fluid after it get inflamed. So that you developed pocket of fluid over your knee.

It needs aspiration, compression by creape bandage and management of knee injury.

I suggest you to consult your doctor for a detailed examination and treatment plan according to that.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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