Hello, I have a marble sized knot popping out from under my knees caps
Patient :Hello, I have a marble sized knot popping out from under my knees cap cause if pain then it will slide back under my knee cap just to pop back out a few mins later. This is causing a lot of pain to walk or to even sit down
Thank for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history of a marble sized knot popping out from knee cap - cause if pain and will slide back under knee cap - pops out a few minutes later - causing a lot of pain to walk or to even sit down.
The commonest cause of such a swelling is bursitis, the part of the inflamed bursa appearing as a lump/knot and since it is part of the anatomical structure it can slide back to the position to pop out through the defect.
The pain is due to inflammation and occupying the small anatomical space in a confined area.
This can be confirmed by an MRI of the affected area.
Clinical evaluation and examination by an Orthopedic Surgeon for confirming the diagnosis, correlate with the MRI and make a decision about the further mode of treatment.
I hope this answers your query.
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