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X-ray showing a knee fracture after an accident. Taking celecoxib for swelling and pain on the knee. Normal?

almost three weeks ago, i met an accident while riding in a bike. i was moving so fast going down when i overshoot on a large drainage on the side of the road and it gave my left knee a small fracture (according to the xray ). it is getting better now and i can somehow walk on my own though i still didn t give it much pressure. but my concern is the swelling or what we call knee effusion . i m putting ice in it once a day for 30 mins and taking up Celecoxib (as prescribed by the doctor) the pain is almost gone but the swelling doesn t seem to lessen (or maybe just a little bit). is it normal that until now it still swells a lot?
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query

You had not mentioned exact what fracture & whether is displaced or not & what type of treatment you had get.

Now three weeks are passed, swelling may occur if your limb is not elevated most of time.
So, you have to visit your doctor for clinical exam and x-ray if needed to confirm whether fracture is united or not.

Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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