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Grade three ACL tear, calf pain, swelling. MRI to be done. Blood clotting?

My 15 yr old son was injured during football practice. It is suspected that he has a grade III ACL tear and he will be getting an MRI to confirm. This injury occurred a few days ago but he is now saying that his calf hurts more than his knee and his calf is quite swollen. Is this normal or should I be concerned about a blood clot or something?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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The pain in the calf could be due to a blood clot formation or a hematoma due to the injury itself. It needs to be examined and investigated to find out the cause. Keep the foot elevated on two pillows to reduce the swelling.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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