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Dent in knee cap after knees collided. Getting stinging sensation sometimes. What could it be?

Hello I colided knees during a sparing session, and although I have done this before,, this time I have a small dent in my knee cap. It has been 2 weeks. My knee feels fine during training and normal day to day routines unless I bump it or touch it. Even mildly. I get a sharp stinging sensation. But there is no bruising . Its quite strange. Do you know what this is?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

As per the description, the dent in the knee cap could be a bucking of the outer cortex of the patella. This is not a serious condition and will usually resolve spontaneously within 3-4 weeks. No specific treatment is needed.

Apply ice or a cold pack to the knee cap area for 15 to 20 minutes, 4 times a day for few days. Wrap the ice or cold pack in a towel. Do not apply the ice directly to your skin.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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