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Have swollen knee after a fall. No pain. Been 2.5 weeks. Cure?

my knee is little swollen due to fall that stretched the tenden or ligament (fell backWard). there is no pain but it pretty tight when bend knee past abt 110 degrees. i can even go heavy on leg lift machine if dont go below 90 degrees. i have had really bad inflam before but it gone in a week, this has lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. is it poss that creatine is keeping the extra water around my knee from draining. i know that creatine water retention in muscle but not sure abt joint.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, You could have possibly injured some intraarticular (within the joint) structure in your knee joint (propably meniscus or cruciate ligament) due to fall which has resulted in hemarthrosis /effusion. If it is still persisting after 3 weeks, you need to undergo investigations like plain xray knee joint / MRI scan to rule out meniscal and ligamentous injury. Its better to consult an orthosurgeon and take his advice. Good luck
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