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Red, tender, hard spot below knee after being hit by a hockey stick. Solution?

I was hit with a hockey puck while playing ice hockey. It hit me behind the right knee . I went to the hospital to get it checked out. They tested for a blood clot and found nothing. The bruise has subsided but there is a hard spot below the area that is red also above the inside of the knee there is firmness and redness around my varicous vein . It is very tender and hurts with movement. I have a Dr appointment in a couple of days, I just don t know if it is ok to wait that long or go to the ER.
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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From description it seems to be soft tissue injury . Hard spot might be due to haematoma formation(collection of blood) which might get calcified or fibrosed.
You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.
I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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