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Knee swelling

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.

What causes it?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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 .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with knee swelling include colchicine, fosamprenavir (lexiva), rifampin, sulindac, amlodipine / valsartan, methionine, streptomycin, saxagliptin (onglyza), betamethasone, pemetrexed (alimta), arnica topical, aztreonam and albumin human, usp (albutein) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for knee swelling include age 45-59 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.9x
Other
0.7x
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