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Swollen and painful busted knee

i feel hard and busted my knee 3 days ago the knee itself is very painful to touch and now my ankle is swollen and my shin is bright red and warm to the touch my whole leg is one big bruise should i be worried oh yea im 64 years old
Asked On : Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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WELCOME TO HEALTHCAREMAGIC
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Answered: Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gegin George's  Response
Hi, welcome to HealthcareMagic.

I would suggest you to consult an orthopedician at the earliest. X-rays of the injured leg, both knee and ankle, would most likely be taken. Swelling around a joint with warmth and vascularity is a bad indicator and may suggest septic arthritis (infection of the joint). Also, at your age, bony injuries are more common.
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