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Knee lump or mass

Also known as Knee Mass and Lump On Knee

Knee lump or mass is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of knee lump or mass are ganglion cyst, osteoarthritis, and sprain or strain. Other possible causes, such as molluscum contagiosum, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with knee lump or mass often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy exercises, excision, arthrocentesis, traction; splints; and other wound care and echocardiography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with knee lump or mass include podophyllum resin topical, fluocinolone topical, glycopyrrolate, cortisone, phentermine, tizanidine, acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine, risedronate (actonel), propofol, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, mecamylamine, grepafloxacin (raxar) and malathion topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for knee lump or mass include race/ethnicity = hispanic age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get knee lump or mass.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.8x
5-14 years
3.4x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.9x
White
0.9x
Other
0.5x
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