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Bruising on leg from hip, painful lump post a fall. Treatment?

My mom had a gentle fall off her couch when seated. Her right leg is bruised from her hip down her leg on the outside. She has a lump about the size of an orange. Her fall was 11 days ago and she started complaining yesterday. When I felt the lump she said it hurts. She can walk okay with her walker. She has severe alzheimer s
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

From description , this lump most probably formed due to haematoma formation (collection of blood) after fall which might get fibrosed or calcified.

It will take few weeks to months, sometime year to get disappear.
I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination of swelling. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile give hot fomatation over it, You can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily).

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 17 Sep 2013
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