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Large mass on leg after fall. What can I do about displaced ribs? Help

I have a very large mass outside my left upper leg after a very hard fall. I have been to emergency twice in two weeks. I also have 2 fractured ribs, and two displaced ribs - left side. getting back to the mass. My leg has turned many colors and is swollen. By night my leg is huge down to my toes. My toes are also swollen and dark blue. If I been over to pick anything up, I have extremely painful burning in my let around the area where the mass is. The mass is raised and at least six inches or more around. Please give your opinion. I am 61 year old male.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
HI. welcome to HCM. I am Dr.Ganesh
A mass after trauma could be anything depends on duration after your fall. if it is recent trauma it can be a haematoma . If it is of remote time it can be a myositis ossificans or any tumour,
So it will be necessary to get evaluated by doing Xrays of your leg and also consult with your ortho doctor.
Also go for Doppler study of lower limb as your toes gets blue , so that proper blood flow to toes can be evaluated.
Thanking you.
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi, Garymacaddino,
Thanks for query.
It seems that you might having big hematoma i.e. collection of blood under the skin.
There are all the chances of having infection so go for antibiotic and anti inflammatory medicines.
If mass is not resolved then you may require to aspirate the blood.
Go for x ray of the part to rule out fracture.
Consult orthopedic surgeon and get examined.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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