Dr. Harsh Sharma (Ayurveda) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
59/y/o man with pain and swelling in his left knee since 1 week.
No H/O trauma to knee, fever or other systemic diseases
The patient’s vital signs are normal except for a temperature of 99.5 °F.
Physical examination is normal except for mild edema and subtle erythema and warmth around the left knee.
An abrasion is identified below the knee but does not appear to be infected.
Differential diagnosis include cellulitis, internal derangement of the knee, gout, and septic joint.
The patient’s complete blood count and metabolic panel were both normal.
Suggest how to diagnose this case?