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Swelling on the knee after a fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   HI
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Well yesterday
User :   My son fell off his bike
User :   and flipped over it and smacked his knee right on the handlebars
User :   not physically on the patella but to the upper right of his leg next to the knee on his right leg
Doctor :   ok
User :   hes 14 5'6 and healthy
User :   Its swollen right now still but i dont think its as swollen as yesterday
User :   Do you think its a fracture? or something minor?
User :   Oh he also claims when he bends his knee it feels tight around the area probably because of the swelling.
Doctor :   Yes it could be and will need an X-Ray to tell you what is the
Doctor :   status of teh bone
User :   What should we do now?
User :   He saids he can put weight on it not his full though cause hes scared
Doctor :   Get and X-Ray done for the Knee and Based on the report you shall need to take the Next step further
User :   alright thanks
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Doctor :   you are welcome
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