Children’s knee problems are frequently overlooked and put down to a simple sprain or "growing pains". However, children can suffer similar knee injuries to adults in addition to some specific to childhood. If a child’s knee swells up after injury, it suggests a serious injury may have happened and requires further investigation.
Your child may need further investigation if they have any of the following symptoms:
Your consultant will take a detailed history of your child’s symptoms, followed by a thorough examination of their knee. Your child may need some additional tests:
The most appropriate treatment will be decided by your child's specialist following their consultation.