Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case study Volume 6 Issue 4

Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Strategy for Paediatric Non-Traumatic Knee Effusion

Dhawal Bakhda1* and Kirti Raju2

1Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aster Hospital Mankhool, Dubai, UAE
2Specialist Rheumatologist, Aster Hospital Mankhool, Dubai, UAE

*Corresponding Author: Dhawal Bakhda, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aster Hospital Mankhool, Dubai, UAE.

Received: February 15, 2023; Published: March 06, 2023


Knee effusion in paediatric age group is usually due to hemarthrosis following an injury. However, there are several non-traumatic causes of knee effusion found in the paediatric age group. Evaluation and treatment for non-traumatic effusion in knee requires special attention. This is desired basically to differentiate between infectious, post-infectious, rheumatologic, hematologic, vasculitis and malignant diseases. Despite knee swelling prevailing in ~27% of general population, there is lack of consensus on diagnosis and management of this condition among Indians. The present case highlights the importance of a definite diagnostic pyramid and multidisciplinary approach required for early diagnosis and treatment of non-traumatic knee effusion in an adolescent with underlying juvenile spondyloarthropathy.

Keywords: Knee Effusion; Juvenile Spondyloarthropathy; Adalimumab; TNF-Alpha


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Citation: Dhawal Bakhda and Kirti Raju. “Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Strategy for Paediatric Non-Traumatic Knee Effusion”. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.4 (2023): 21-23.


Copyright: © 2023 Dhawal Bakhda and Kirti Raju. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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