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Painless lump below knee joint, occasional pain in leg and foot. Related to lump?

I have a painless lump or swelling about 4 cms across just below my right knee joint . I first noticed it in the summer & it has got larger. It never hurts but I am getting odd pains in my right foot & upper leg. Could they be related to the lump & what do you think it could be? My doctor is sending me for a scan but have been waiting ages. I did have a fall about 18 months ago & banged my knee so it could be scar tissue I suppose.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of the lump. Possibilities that may need to be considered include enlarged bursa, lipomas, cysts, growths from underlying connective tissue etc.

Sometimes, a fluid filled structure just below the knee cap called infra patellar bursa is chronically inflamed, with or without pain, due to some infection or trauma and the process causes fibrosis and inflammation, making a lump like structure below the knee cap.

Wishing you good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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