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Knee effusion after a fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can help you?
User :   hi
User :   i twisted my knee on saturday and fell on it while walking on carpet
User :   i went to the ER
User :   and they gave me an X-Ray, and said there was fluid in the knee
User :   gave me a leg brace and crutches
User :   i did not walk on it saturday, and it was not that swollen
Doctor :  
User :   on sunday it was really swollen and you could see the outline of a bruise
User :   it is still swollen today when should the swelling go down
Doctor :  
Did you have an injury before the swelling
User :   no this is the first time i have ever injured a body part
User :   I am also a 15 year old girl
Doctor :  
User :   I can bear weight on the leg when i walk without crutches
User :   when should the swelling go down
Doctor :   You need to restrict the movement of the affected joint.
User :   i am supposed to go to new york on sunday, will i be okay if i take it easy this week
User :   and take pain medication and keep the brace one
Doctor :  
It should take about a month for the fluid to regess wit complete restrction,
Doctor :  
But time period may vary depending on the
Doctor :  
amount of fluid tyhat is present

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