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Fracture in knee, bruise under buttocks after falling. On crutches. Having pain in shoulder, arm. Clotting?

had a fall at xmas, fell straight legged 6-8 ft. fx lt knee tibia platue and compression fx of femur . md did not see these on xray , but a week later saw it on MRI. he did not do any other studies except the knee. Had a huge bruise underneath my lt buttocks after the fall. It has been 2 months since and am on crutches still. Was given vicodin for pain which I do not take daily ,only at night due to pain mostly in my shoulders and rt. chest. I am thinking this pain is from the crutches. Anyway, my question is I took a vicodin in the middle of the night due to severe pain in my lt. shoulder and arm and this morning still had pain and felt very faint, had a little shortness of breath and laid down. Still not feeling my self and get a little light headed when I get up to walk. Usually very active even with fractures I still go out and attempt to do house work. Could I develope a clot? I did have some hemorrage in the knee from impact. I am 56 years old Female, with hypothyroid and high chol of 240 last taken 1yr. ago. BP is usually normal.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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It looks like you have the shoulder and arm pain due to the crutches. There is less possibility of development of clot and having the crutches around for two months has caused the symptoms in you. If your fracture is healing well, you can consult a physiotherapist and learn exercises suitable for your quick recovery and normal restoration to health.

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Answered: Mon, 25 Nov 2013
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