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Suggest remedies for severe swelling and bruising in knee post an injury

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Posted on Wed, 4 May 2016
Question: i fell with leg under me.severeswelling in upper leg above knee in knee and below knee.bruising in those areas.no pain,tingling or numbness.knee moves in all directions except straight forward with no problem.can't raise lower leg up from from knee.walking is normal until I move wrong way.then knee buckles inward.
problem?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Soft tissue injury likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query to HCM.

The severe swelling and bruising is suggestive of a hematoma formation. Since there is no acute pain a bone injury is not likely. The swelling can be due to a soft tissue injury or injury to internal structures of the knee joint like ligaments or menisci.

It is best to give your leg a rest and keep it elevated on two pillows till the swelling decreases. Do consult an orthopedician for an MRI scan for proper diagnosis and management.
I hope this answers your query.

In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

Wishing you good health.

Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (21 hours later)
what different conditions could cause inability to lift lower leg straight forward from knee and knee to buckle inward?

what conditions could cause inability to lift lower leg straight forward from knee and knee to buckle inward ?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be ACL tear.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.

Inability to lift lower leg straight forward can be due to anterior cruciate ligament tear or a meniscus injury. An MRI scan is needed to find out the location and extent of injury you have suffered.
Hope my answer is helpful.

Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Suggest remedies for severe swelling and bruising in knee post an injury

Brief Answer: Soft tissue injury likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query to HCM. The severe swelling and bruising is suggestive of a hematoma formation. Since there is no acute pain a bone injury is not likely. The swelling can be due to a soft tissue injury or injury to internal structures of the knee joint like ligaments or menisci. It is best to give your leg a rest and keep it elevated on two pillows till the swelling decreases. Do consult an orthopedician for an MRI scan for proper diagnosis and management. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal