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Swelling under skin, painful, history of ACL reconstruction. What is it?

I am a 29 y.o. female physical therapist with a history of 2 ACL reconstructions with right medial meniscus tear and surgery. On sunday I was spinning and my leg gave out on the bike more like a quad fatigue and since I ve found a round ball of swelling the size of a marble that glide easily under the skin moving back and forth from medial to lateral joint lines and around the top of the patella . It will get caught under my patella while walking and causes me to lock up and severe pain. What can this possibly be?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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I would suggest you to get MRI of the knee joint as it can be a loose body from a broken cartilage or a loose implant. If it remain inside it can cause more damage in the knee. Till you get your MRI of the knee do not rub it or massage it. Take Brufen for pain relief and ice application if knee feels sore.
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