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History of MCL sprain in knee. Swelling in knee after using stairs. Help

Hello, I am a 19 year old female. Two years ago, I injured my knee playing basketball. I was diagnosed with a grade III mcl sprain on my left knee. I was diagnosed, however, without an MRI. I was in an immobilizer for six weeks, and on crutches, I was prescribed an external antinflammatory. Now, when I run, walk, or walk up stairs, my knee is fine. However, when I jog up a flight of stairs and sit down and relax for several minutes, when I get up my knee feels tight. It also gets swollen and feels like there in fluid in my knee. A noticable bump appears under my patella toward the inside of my knee. (After I was taken off my crutches, I was to do PT. I opted to do it on my own and never really followed through). HELP
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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The MCL sprain in the knee with a sensation of collection of fluid in the knee is likely to be due to an injury to the MCL. This needs an MRI scan for proper diagnosis. Surgical repair may be needed.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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