Blood clot in the knee tendon indicates need for more surgery

LAS VEGAS The appearance of small clot in the knee does not indicate a need for a knee replacement.

A urine test – typically done as a needle biopsy after surgery – may provide an early indication of arthritis according to a study published in Arthritis Care Research. This could be useful for patients participating in joint replacement surgery after surgery or at an early follow-up visit for example to detect patients at risk for problems with knee joints.

Physical testing for arthritis based on the appearance of cancer-marked blood clots in the knee typically occurs in patients as a follow-up. However certain clots can indicate fulminant arthritis which in most cases requires surgical removal of the knee joint. In a screening exercise for anterior cruciate ligament for example the presence of small blood clots in the knee possible indicate a need for surgical repair. For knee osteoarthritis the presence of clots in the knee possibly indicate evidence of peptic ulcer a painful condition in which bacteria spread to the knee joint.

In the study conducted through the Chronic Pain Management Registry and the Mechanical Knee Arthropathology Observatory (MKO) Programme investigators found that the appearance of small clots in the knee did not indicate a need for knee replacement.

Patients should be cautious about using this test as it may suggest a knee replacement said lead author Brian Daley Ph. D. of their group in Durham North Carolina United States.

The study was supported by the National Orthopaedic Foundation a North American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Mechanical Knee Arthropathology Foundation Deparment of Proprioire Health and Parasitic Diseases.

If Kumo is considered negative for proton therapy stem cell imaging is assumed the most appropriate diagnostic test. However the test for large bone adenoid involvement or microvascular calcification should be followed by an MRI according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The MRI in the study was conducted after patients returned off the knee and after their original risk-reduction surgery Daley said. We used MRI to detect small bone injuries in the knee which suggests that pain was not present before the intervention.