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Hard painful lump at the top of scar on the top of patella from the acl reconstruction and autograft. Is it of concern ?

I had an acl reconstruction a year ago in march. The dr did an autograft. Last week I noticed at the top of my scar on the top of my patella, there is a hard, painful lump. It is about the size of a pea. It is moveable under the skin. I am wondering if this could be one of the "hardware" pieces or if it is something else of concern.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Hello, the surgeon seems to have done a Bone patellar bone harvest and generally the wound is closed with vicryl inside which gives rise to late allergic reaction in certain cases and swelling too. I think there is no need to worry and you can consult your operating surgeon even.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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