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Offline Loopylou3519

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Advice please.
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:00:21 PM »
Hi All. I'm in NYC on vacation and I fell on Sunday night - landing hard on my left knee. I am able to walk but it's very, very painful to bend. A lot of swelling and the bruising is over the entire knee cap and now moving down my leg some too. Is this most likely bad bruising or is it it possible I cracked my kneecap?
I've wrapped it in an ace bandage and plan on asking for assistance as I make my way through the airports today. Is there anything else I should or shouldn't do? Can I wait until tomorrow to go to the doctor? Thanks in advance. Laura

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Re: Advice please.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 07:48:43 PM »
If you fell hard, have lots of swelling, then. Yes you could have broken your kneecap looking at the photo.

Best go to the ER ASAP for an x ray.  Hopefully it'll be nothing but it could be unsafe to fly if it is more seriou. If you can't bend it, you'll struggle to sit comfortably on a plane even in first class
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 07:51:08 PM by Vickster »
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