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Offline Didibee

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Fell on kneecap six weeks ago
« on: August 17, 2005, 04:52:57 AM »
Hello, Six weeks ago I fell pretty hard on my knee  on to the edge of a step.  It began to swell right away and I iced it on and off for a few hours.  Over the next few days it was very bruised.  When I bend my knee I can see that there is a boney lump that is painful to touch or kneel on and which becomes tender after I sit or lie with my knee bent. It also feels warm to the touch and just warm in general.  I had an xray and it didn't show anything.  When my doctor called me to tell me the xray was normal she said that this was just the way my knee was going to be now. This lump is on my left knee, pretty centred but slightly left.  I have read about many people's situations on this site and I know mine is very minor but it is bothersome nonetheless.
I'm just confused about whether I should ask my doctor for a referral to a specialist or just wait and see?

Thanks for any comments,

Offline Nettan

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Re: Fell on kneecap six weeks ago
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2005, 02:38:40 PM »
Get a referal to a orthopedic surgeon specialized on knees. It has been 6 weeks and he just can't say you have to live with this lump. Maybe an Mri would be great to do, to see what's wrong.
So call and get the referal. I'm sure you can get help with this knee.
Good luck !!

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