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Offline rgoodin

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Housemaid's knee (water on the knee)
« on: June 06, 2005, 07:05:19 PM »
Two weeks ago I went in for arthroscope surgery to treat a chondral defect on my lateral femoral condyle.
The week beforehand my other knee (good leg) came up with water on the knee (housemaid's knee).

I also mentioned this to my surgeon but he said this will go down on its own.  It's now been 3 weeks since it originally came up.  The question I have is does anyone have experience of housemaid's knee and how long did theirs take to go?  I can't really see any change so I'm not really sure if I should do someone about this.....

I'd like to have at least 1 properly functioning leg!

any experience would be appreciated
Rachel

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Re: Housemaid's knee (water on the knee)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2005, 08:14:32 PM »
Rachel,

Hi and welcome to the board.  Has your OS given you meds for this condition?  If not maybe speak to your GP about getting meds for your knee.  You are probably putting extra stress on your knee because of your other knee.  Elevating & icing the knee might help get the swelling down.

Here is an article:  http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/patelladisorders/a/kneebursitis.htm

Good luck,

Shade
« Last Edit: June 06, 2005, 08:16:33 PM by Shade »