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Bang on the knee, painful bruising on knee, sharp deep pain in knee on touching medial condyle. Chances of chipped bone?

Last Tuesday I fell on the ice banging up my knee very badly. There has been bruising at the base of my knee and that is rather painful. As well at major swelling . I have iced it for a little bit but not much. But my concern is near the medial tibial condyle. When touched it sends sharp pain deep into my knee though there isn t any bruising in this area. I have no trouble walking, but when I stand too long or walk longer then planned by then i form a slight limp. Another thing is that it starts to grind when i move it. also i cannot fold my leg all the way. Most pain is when it s touched. My question is there a chance it has been chipped? And what do I need to do to heal it?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It is possible that you could have had a fracture of the medial tibial condyle, but from the description of your symptoms, you are most likely to have sustained a ligament or meniscal injury.

Since your symptoms appear quite significant and causing disability, I would suggest that you consult an orthopedician for a proper evaluation - which will include an x-ray and if necessary, further investigations, like an arthroscopy. Please do not ignore these symptoms because if left untreated, they can cause persistent problems later on.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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