Experts emphasizing, in order to completely treat this condition, doctors need to find out the cause of the effusion, thereby having an appropriate treatment plan.
Otherwise, the effusion will not stop recurring despite repeatedly being sucked out.
The causes of effusion, cartilage and joint fluid will be diagnosed through MRI images, X-rays, ultrasound …
If the knee joint effusion is not treated in time, a prolonged inflammatory reaction thickens the articular membrane fibrosis.
At this time, despite successful treatment of the cause of the effusion, the knee joint still cannot return to a normal state, still swollen, and has very little or no discharge.
At that time, the patient will be prescribed laparoscopic surgery to cut the articular membrane.
In addition, knee joint effusion can also lead to dangerous complications such as sclerosis, ankylosing joints, polio, disability …
Therefore, go to the hospital for doctors to examine as soon as signs of knee effusion appear.
Knee fluid helps reduce friction when moving and prevents the risk of infection, but when excessive secretion increases, it causes painful swelling for the person.
Enclosed around the knee joint is synovial membrane.
Inside this membrane contains cells that secrete knee joint fluid, which reduces friction during movement, as well as provides nutrition to the articular cartilage, thereby extending the life of the joint.