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What should I do about an injury that caused knee swelling and a low fever?

Many injuries may cause mild to moderate swelling however it should not cause a significant fever as one thinks about for an infection or illness. Any time a patient has joint swelling and a temperature of 101.4 or greater, they should be checked out by their physician.

Call a doctor if you have persistent swelling and warmth in a knee joint. The knee should be checked by a healthcare professional who has experience in both the anatomy and physical examination of the knee.

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