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Fell on floor, inflamed and red elbow, swollen , white patch. Reason?

Hi, I fell on my tile floor about 2 weeks ago. The brunt of the fall was caught by my elbow. I really thought I did some serious damage to the bone because i couldn't flex it or straighten it for about 30. but the shock went away and the pain subsided following the full use of my elbow. About a week ago, I noticed that my elbow was inflamed and red. Then couple more days, I am seeing that it looks red and swollen but also a big white patch at the tip. Looks like a spider. I was hoping it was just fluid build up.
Asked On : Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the description of your symptoms, I suspect that you have developed infection in the elbow joint. The while patch could be collection of pus beneath the skin giving that appearance.

I suggest you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and management.

There is no role for home remedies or self care measures.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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