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Bang on the medial aspect of foot, painful weight bearing, swelling, painful flexion. What type of injury is this?

So Jane ball kicked the ball with medial aspect of her left foot , then a teammate hit the ball, placing valgus force on her knees. Jane cried out in pain and immediately fell to the ground. This was he first injury. Athletic trainer examined no deformity or swelling. Palpitation to her left leg revealed tenderness. Stress tests failed to demonstrate increased laxity of the left knee. Range of motion was normal, but pain was noted with force extension. Stress test revealed weight bearing was painful. Over a period of approximately 10 minutes, swelling developed over the anterior aspect of the knee, and active and passive knee flexion became increasingly painful. What type of injury is this?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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From the description , it seems to be an injury of the internal structures of the knee like ligaments or meniscus. You need to get an MRI scan of the area done to find out the extent of injury.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

It might be meniscal injury.These occur with tibial (shin bone) rotation while the knee is partially flexed during weight bearing (football, soccer, ski, etc.).

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance to rule out any bony injury.

In the interim, ice the affected area and take anti-inflammatory drug like mortin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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