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Bump in the bruised knee, painful on touch. History of osteosarcoma. Should I be concerned?

I fell 2 Months ago & my knee was bruised for a couple of days. About 2 weeks later i noticed a bump on my tibia around an inch under my knee. The bump is hard (like bone hard) it hurts to the touch & causes pain with activity such as walking. I am worried i have fractured/displaced/chipped my bone. Also I have a family history of osteosarcoma . My mom died at 30 from leukemia that spread from the osteosarcoma & her mom as well had osteosarcoma. This has added to my concern since i thought the bump would go away after a week or so if i had just injured it. I am 25 female.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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The bump that you have after an injury is likely to be due to fibrosis of the hematoma formed in the area. This is less likely to be due to a bone injury.
Still it is best to get an X-ray of the area done to confirm.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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