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Swelling and pain in the side of the hip after a fall. Is it due to the deep tissue bruising?

Hi - I fell down about 5 stairs at home yesterday morning and am able to walk - stand on one foot and easily move the other leg around, actually walked for about 2 hours after the fall ....there is some swelling and no visible bruising yet but I am experiencing a sharp burning pain occasionally on the right side of my buttocks - when I landed - I took a hard hit to the right side of my torso from just below my last rib down. I have been icing regularly - is this just deep tissue bruising I am feeling? regards,
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

I think you need to get xrays done, since you were unable to walk first fracture needs to be ruled out.

Clinical evaluation can rule out deep tissue injury.

Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello ilene,

Thanks for posting your query

You had injury over right side of your buttock . After that you developed swelling & it is tender to touch.
Also you are unable to bear weight on that limb.

It might be a soft tissue injury or a fracture.

You need an x-ray to rule out any fracture.

So you have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for exam. of lower back & hip , & treatment plan acc. to that.

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