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Got knee injury. Found swelling and fluid moving around lower leg. Suggest some cure

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Dr. Vineet Saggar

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Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: 2 weeks ago I banged my XXXXXXX on a hard object (terracotta flower pot) and since then have a bubble about an inch in diameter of fluid next to the wound. It does not hurt to walk but I am aware of the fluid moving around my lower leg. My ankle is slightly swollen all the time and more so at night. I woulld like to know if there is something I can do to get rid of the fluid?

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Answered by Dr. Vineet Saggar 5 hours later
Dear Friend,

Fluid is actually liquefied haematoma, nothing needs to be done for that though it can be aspirated with a needle but that caries risk of infection. So let it resolve with time.

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