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Knee stiffness or tightness

Also known as Stiff Knee

Knee stiffness or tightness 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 stiffness or tightness are knee ligament or meniscus tear, chronic knee pain, and osteoarthritis. Other possible causes, such as injury to the leg, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with knee stiffness or tightness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, application of splint, physical therapy exercises, excision, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) and other therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with knee stiffness or tightness include propofol, sevoflurane, cortisone, epinephrine / lidocaine, chlorambucil (leukeran), hydrochlorothiazide / methyldopa, methylsulfonylmethane, quinidine, benoxinate-fluorescein ophthalmic, flumazenil, bupivacaine / epinephrine, aspirin / oxycodone and capsaicin topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for knee stiffness or tightness include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get knee stiffness or tightness.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
1.0x
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