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Non painful swelling above left leg ankle, minimal discoloration and hard to touch. Cause?

Three days ago, noticed non-painful swelling in lower left leg above ankle, along front of the lower shin and proceeding around to the outside margin. Swollen area is about 1 1/2 inches wide, 2 or so inches in length, and rises about 1/2 to 3/4 inches above normal surface. No pain. I m 69 years old, good health, and the thing feels like a contusion but don t recall any direct trauma to the area. Minimal discoloration. Area feels fairly hard to the touch -- not mooshy. Peter
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello ,

thanks for writing to us

I am Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi, I am Orthopaedic surgeon

I have studied your case.

This looks bone contusion with early hematoma

Here are my other useful suggestions to you:
do cold fomentation
LIMB elevation and rest
you need to investigate in the form of - X ray tibia

you can apply thrombophobe ointment
take analgesic with antiinflammatory
physiotherapy -USG ,TENS WILL HELP

for further query contact my profile directly.

Take care
Answered: Fri, 14 Jun 2013
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