Dolor de rodilla

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Dolor de rodilla

La localización del dolor de rodilla puede ayudar a identificar el problema. El dolor en la parte anterior de la rodilla puede deberse a bursitis, artritis o ablandamiento del cartílago rotuliano, como en el caso de la condromalacia rotuliana. El dolor lateral de rodilla comúnmente está relacionado con lesiones a los ligamentos colaterales, artritis o ruptura de meniscos. El dolor en la parte posterior de la rodilla puede ser causado por artritis o quistes, conocidos como los quistes de Baker, los cuales son una acumulación de líquido articular (líquido sinovial) que se forma detrás de la rodilla. El dolor de rodilla generalizado puede deberse a bursitis, artritis, ruptura de ligamentos, osteoartritis de la articulación o infección. Otro problema común de rodilla es la inestabilidad o dislocación, que usualmente está asociada con lesiones o problemas con los meniscos, los ligamentos colaterales o con el movimiento natural de la rótula.

Dolor de rodilla

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  • Last reviewed on 11/9/2012
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