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It was very, very uncomfortable all winter and that is when I noticed it. It is a lot better now but I can't really bend down on that knee because it aggravates it. I have never had a knee injury...could it be the result of the osteochondroma above my knee. It is about the 1/2 the size of a ping pong ball and very close to hitting my knee cap when I straighten my knee. It aches sometimes but the doc says it is OK unless it grows.
Well the location as you describe it sounds distinct from where you describe the osteochondoma. If it is related to a knee injury this does not have to be a specific TIME that you know of being injured... it could be wear and tear such as wear of the menisci or chondromalacia... it does not have to be any single bad injury...
If this has a fluid feel to it then it sounds probably due to an effusion collection. If it feel solid in nature then it would be something else.
It does sound best for you to have it examined by your orthopedist however. It sounds that it is more than just a transient type of thing so I feel that you should have this checked further.
I hope this is helpful to you! Let me know if I may be of further help! Best Regards!
Anthony Bray MD
It is a small solid lump.
Oh OK. Then that does not sound like an effusion. I wonder if it may be another osteochondroma. I would have the orthopedist check this out. I suspect that at the very least you need an exam and a CT or MRI of the knee may be needed to aid in the diagnosis.
I hope this helps. Best of luck to you! Let me know if I may be of further help. Best regards,