Also known as Swollen Knee
Knee swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of knee swelling are chronic knee pain, osteoarthritis, and sprain or strain. Other possible causes, such as bursitis, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with knee swelling, 93% report having knee pain, 24% report having abnormal appearing skin, and 21% report having knee stiffness or tightness.
Patients with knee swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy exercises, prothrombin time assay, arterial blood gases (abgs) and incision and drainage .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with knee swelling include colchicine, sulindac, fosamprenavir (lexiva), rifampin, amlodipine / valsartan, methyl salicylate-menthol topical, retapamulin topical, diphtheria/pertussis,acel/tetanus/polio, chlorzoxazone, flumazenil, ethanol (on guard), oxacillin and streptomycin .