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6 yesr old boy suffering from knee pain
My 6 years old son hit his right knee on 25 days ago, swelling and pain in his knee, doctor tahke out the fluid from knee said an infection and gives a lots of antibiotic injection, but not cure at all. yesterday an MRI done which said synovitios. Now doctor want to do an operation of knee to take out the fluid? Is he got the proper medication, any alternative treatment os there? Swelling is still there. Initially ESR & CRP was hifg but now it is normal
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The possible reasons for swelling and pain could be injury, infection or non-infective arthritis. If the fluid which was taken out was sent for lab analysis, It would have confirmed any infection. If he has had infection then short course of antibiotics would have controlled the immediate infection. There may be some persistent infection which could be causing the swelling. If he still has swelling, then taking out the fluid with a syringe and sending it for culture will show if there is any evidence of infection. He would not need an anaesthetic for that. Other blood tests will show if there is any evidence of non infective arthritis like JCA, RA rtf.
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