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Knee is swollen and painful. Unable to bend knee and lump appears in inner side. Cure?

my right knee is very swollen and painfull, i cannot bend my knee,when i do a lump appears on the inner side of my knee, then i scream. i do have all the osteo's of the bones and di fracture my knee cap 20 years ago. my ortheopadic hospital is 40 miles away and im scared to phn the doc. they are so busy.
thank you winifred
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. The description suggests that you are an elderly person with osteoarthritis of the joints. Your swelling of the right knee could be due to a "medial meniscal cyst" which will be painful and appears on medial side of knee. It usually occurs in degenerated knees.
Joint effusion also occurs commonly in osteoarthritic knees, but the swelling will be diffuse in nature distributed across the whole joint.
There is no way that you can treat this condition by yourself. So I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon and follow his advise accordingly.
Hope this helps
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General & Family Physician Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Swollen knee joint may be due to twisting of femur over tibia.
May be due to sprain,
Rest will provide some relief with ice pack.
If not cure within three days , you should consult an Orthopaedician and get complete treatment.
Good luck.
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