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Leg and shin injury, bump, swelling, bruising. Treatment options?

I got hit in the leg with a slapshot in hockey and the puck hit my shin. There was a bump and swelling right after it happened and bruising with in a couple days. Its now been 3 and a half weeks and the bump is still there and the bruising is slight but it has bruised under the bump now. It looks like a thin bruise under it. What is wrong with my leg?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description , this lump most probably formed due to haematoma formation which might get fibrosed or calcified.

It will take few weeks to months to get disappear.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination of swelling. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile give hot fomatation over it, You can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily).

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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