Volume of 25 ml is large, normal amount of synovial fluid in a knee joint is 0.5 to 4 ml. This indicates effusion. The knee joint is one of the largest joints in the body and it can accommodate around 100 ml of synovial fluids in cases of massive severe effusion.
That tells us that there is abnormal amount of fluid in the joint but it doesn’t help in detecting the cause.
The following chest x-ray is from an infant with increased work of breathing. What can be seen? Continue reading
30 year old man presented with right knee pain and swelling. Synovial fluid analysis revealed the following:
Volume 25 ml
Description: Turbid yellow
65 year old male, cardiac arrest at home, ambulance team achieved ROSC
His main diagnosis was an inferior stemi complicated by a few issues:
The following chest x-ray is from an 8 month old with coryzal illness & increased work of breathing. What can be seen? Continue reading