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Scraped, swollen, hurting left knee, cut, bruised left elbow, painful arm, wrist. History of fall. Reason?

2 days ago i fell on a curb and hit the left side of my left knee . it was scraped and swelled instantly. the outer side of the knee is still swelled and hurts. I am limping on it. also i hit my left elbow and cut it. it is bruised, a lump and cut elbow now hurts up the back of my arm and my wrist hurts.what could be going on with my elbow and knee?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
1st of all since its been 2 days, have you taken a tetanus toxoid within first 24 hrs (in case you havent taken one in last 6 months) ? just get one if not taken.
Because initial soft tissue inflammation takes a while to settle, I would suggest a course of anti inflammatory medications, local antibiotic ointment like mupirocin, and as well as an oral antibiotic since it has involved more than one area. you can also apply cold compression locally.
I would suggest xray (AP and lateral views) of left knee joint and left elbow joint to rule out any fracture.
Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. You had an injury on left leg it has swollen hurts it is commen.
your arm is paining upto the arm it could be due to generalised reaction due to infection
of the knee.
So i advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. you may
have to go for xray along with other routine tests for confermation.
Besides i advise you some diet recomendations as avoid taking more of potato other tubers tomato and sea foods.wishing for
a quick recovery. thanks for calling.
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