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Experiencing stabbing/burning pain in my kneecap. Could I have something wrong?

I fell and smashed my knee on a hardwood floor. Had an xray but it was negative. I am experiencing stabbing/burning pain in my kneecap (it's swollen and warm). Could I have something else wrong? It hurts even when my slacks brush against my knee... very painful. Can put weight on it, but have pain when I do stairs.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. By the description, it seems that you have developed Prepatellar hematoma (blood clot infront of knee cap bone) which will be tender even to slight touch. Generally it resolves spontaneously with time and no measures are needed. To just exclude any bony injury, you should get an xray of the knee followed by MRI scan to rule out intra articular soft tissue injury. Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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