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Knee injury, limping, swollen calf. What problems should we be alert for?

Last week my dad had a tree trunk hit him in the side of his knee/ calf . He was barely able to stand on it but has gradually been able to add weight. Now it is just a limp. It was bruised but that went away gradually. This evening the calf swelled during his work day and then went down. He has been ben-gaying it every night. I have finally convinced him to see a physician. What questions/problems should we be alert for? Deep vein thrombosis , etc?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Jun 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
I think first thing to be rule out is any chip fracture in knee joint or ligament injury. Other thing can be DVT. Also it can only be a soft tissue injury. So I would recommend you to get a x ray and dopler of calf. I do not think physician is right choice, I would recommend a orthopedic surgeon.
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