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Had stitches on knee after a car accident. MRI report showing knee joint effusion. Knee reconstruction suggested. Is it necessary?

Hi Doctor, I had an accident two years back and I had stitches below my knee joint . But I have some pain when I m trying to sit at the place where stiches are done. There are no problems other than that. I m fine while running, playing and every thing else. I had my MRI done when I consulted an orthopedist. My MRI report is showing minimal left knee joint effusion . The doctor is saying that we may need to do complete reconsrtuction to your knee part using orthoscopy as some ligaments are torn. I am shocked to here that as I m fine till now. Can you help me in this .
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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The mild joint effusion that you are having is likely to be inflammatory in nature,. For the mild symptoms like you are having, knee reconstruction is not immediately needed. Local steroid injections may help.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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