My Son (13) Banged His Knee Running Up The Stairs.
Thanks for the query
Does he feel his knee is wobbly or unstable especially on climbing downstairs?
According to the history of your son's injuries, It appears that there was some bleeding into the knee which has slowly resolved making it gel like in feeling.
However it is noted that when he does high impact activities he gets pain in his knee. In children who are active in sports and impact activities We suspect osteochondral injury.
It would be wise to get him examined by an orthopaedic doctor and if required an MRI scan may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow-up queries.
He indicates it only hurts while jumping. He also mentioned that he doesn’t appear to be able to flex his quadricep on the injured leg but when he try’s it doesn’t hurt.
Thank you for your reply.
I do suspect it could be an osteochondral injury which can only be ruled out by an MRI scan.
Do try to get an MRI scan if that is possible. If not he could be seen by an orthopaedic surgeon to rule out any ligamentous or cartilage meniscus injuries.