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Injury to shin causing a swelling and pain. No hair growth in the area. Need treatment?

I slid and hit my shin very hard about a month ago. A few days after i hit it I had +2 pitting edema from the pointi hit (just below the knee ) down to my ankle. The edema improved, with just slight swelling left. However I am not growing hair on the area that hit now. There is a hard boney feeling bump along my shin as well. I do not have medical insurance but do have an accident policy. Have I waites to long to be seen at the ER? Do Ineed to see a doctor or give it more time to heal? It is not painful to walk but the area hit is still very sore.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
It seems that due to injury you got hematoma and some infection.
As there is bony feeling bump, hair line fracture in tibia should be ruled out.
Go for x-ray of tibia, AP and Lateral.
If there is no fracture you can wait.
Take some antibiotic and anti inflammatory medicines.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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