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Had removed brodie's abscess from the tibia bone. Noticed bulging vein and bruise on knee. Worrisome

yesterday my sisters dog ran into my knee... I noticed 10 mins later a bulging vein toward the inside of my left knee ( I have had a Brodies Abcess removed from the tibia bone in that leg 8 years ago) then about half hour later the tender bulging vein turned into a bruise that has just gotten bigger and bigger today.. Is this just a simple bruising injury or should I have this injury checked due to my history with that leg?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Your present injury has got nothing to do with your past history of brodies abscess removal.

I suspect that your bruise could be the result of injury to the subcutaneous venules. Simple measures like -
* Elastic pressure bandage over the injured area
* ice packing of the area once in 2 hours

will help in the resolution of the bruise.

If you find no improvement within 2-3 days, approach your treating physician.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
As 8 years ago Brodie's abscess was drained completely as you were symptom free .
In Brodie's abscess infection closely contained so as to create a chronic bone abscess containing pus or jelly like granulation like tissue surrounded by sclerotic bone.
Here I want to explain you that your present injury will not effect your past illness ,so don't take a tension.
Wait just 2-3 days and spontaneously this contusion ( bruise) will resolve.
Still if you don't get relief then consult a surgeon and get his opinion .
If no improvement within 2-3 days then also get in an X-ray of injured part and consult a surgeon.
Hope I have provided information required by you.
Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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