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How can I get rid of hematoma on the kneecap ?

I fell on my kneecap- iced for the first hour, 20 min at a time... I now have a hardball sized hematoma on the kneecap: I read to put heat on it. CEO I want to heat in the first 72 hours? Will icing increase the swelling? Should I do contrast therapy (heat/ice)? Leg is elevated; kneecap seems intact ....
Asked On : Mon, 12 Mar 2012
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical 's  Response
The first thing you should do is to get an x ray of the knee joint done. You then need to consult a ortho surgeon and get your knee properly examined to look for blood in the joint. So please do not self treat and medicate.
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Ice pack is the preferred home remedy. Chances are it will resolve in a few days. watch out for constant throbbing pain or inflammation of surrounding areas indicating clot formation which will need to be removed by a qualified healthcare professional.
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