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Swollen knee, painful, trouble walking. Taken Aspirin and Cadaflam. What method can determine where bleeding is coming from?

My husband had partial knee replacement 2 yrs ago. He had had 3 spells this month whereby his knee swells up suddenly, has pain & trouble walking. His Orthopedic Dr. said there is some kind of internal bleeding . He tried to remove the blood but only was able to remove a small amount. Took my husband off aspirin & Cadaflam. If he stands or walks for any amount at all, knee swells up tremendously. What method can be used to actually determine where bleeding is coming from? Dr did not recommend a bone scan & does not believe it is infection.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Bleeding in the joint is mainly caused by the inflammation. the fragile structures start bleeding. To avoid recurrent bleeding, he needs complete bed rest. Avoid weight bearing at all costs and use a knee brace .
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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