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Treatment for knee effusion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, i am a basketball player and i jump and use my legs alot
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
Doctor :  
User :   about a month ago, my leg started to hurt during play.
Doctor :  
User :   and i rested it....a week later i noticed more than usually fluid in my knee
User :   i heard it was called fluid on the knee
Doctor :   ok

User :   and that elevating the knee above the body, and applying ice, and anti inflamitory would cure it
User :   but its a month now and no change
Doctor :  
User :   it doesnt hurt, but should i go to the doctor and have it drained?
Doctor :   it is not only to be drained but should see that the fluid collection doesent reccur

Doctor :   so you need to visit an orthopaedician
User :   alright, do i have to pay alot of money to schedule an appointment with them'?
User :   (I have insurance) btw
Doctor :   i dont think so

User :   Alright, can you recommend a site i can go to see the orthopaedicians around my area?
Doctor :   where are you from?

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