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Bruise on leg due to fall from stairs, bump under the bruise with numbness. Is it ok ?

I fell down a couple of stairs about a month and a half ago and got a bad bruise on lower leg ( where leg meets foot ) and I also ended up with a large bump under bruise. The bruise and lump are still there and if I touch the bump it has a numb feeling to it. Is this normal to have after such a long time after accident has occured?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description , this bum most probably formed due to haematoma formation (collection of blood) which might get fibrosed or calcified.

It will take few weeks to months to get disappear.

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

Meanwhile give hot fomatation over it, You can take anti-inflammatory drug like Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily).

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Grzegorz Stanko's  Response

Thank you for the query.

This is possible if there was some bone fracture which can not get healed property. Hematoma can be also a reason however after such long time it would rather get infected and an abscess would appear.
It is advisable for you to have an X-ray of injured area. If no findings, soft tissues ultrasound should be also done.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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