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Offline LestieS

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Knee pain, clear x-ray, clear MRI
« on: October 23, 2014, 09:28:46 AM »
Hi,

My daughter tripped and fell knee first onto some rails 6 months ago. Every doctor and specialist we've seen has said it's just bruised and will clear up in a couple weeks. She has since had 2 x-rays and an MRI at our insistence but they have all come back clear. My daughter is not one to make a fuss, she had a broken wrist for 3 days before we realised something was wrong and took her to A&E. The fact this has persisted so long, I know there is something genuinely wrong but with no idea where to go from here. Any advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Celeste

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Re: Knee pain, clear x-ray, clear MRI
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 11:08:47 AM »
I hurt my knee from high impact exercise (I think) 5 months ago, and my x-ray and MRI are also clear. I am healthy and young.. I don't know why it's persisted for so long, and no one can give me a real answer or a way to fix it. I pray everyday that I will heal. I hope you daughter heals too. Living this way is rough.

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Re: Knee pain, clear x-ray, clear MRI
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 11:39:24 AM »
If it is a bone bruise it can take several weeks, even months to clear up. As she has it on her knee it is always in action. The x-rays and MRI being clear are a good sign, sadly the pain involved with bone bruises isn't.

Whoever said "a bruise" and added a couple of weeks to the diagnosis has obviously never had a bone bruise or was being lazy as well as patronising.  >:(
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Re: Knee pain, clear x-ray, clear MRI
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 02:44:17 PM »
I had a nasty bone bruise on my femur, clear on the MRI.  My OS was very clear that at least 3-6 months to heal and possibly up to a year.

Can you see an orthopaedic knee specialist again for a second opinion?  Has she had a full course of anti inflammatories as well as using ice and heat for healing?  It may be that alternative methods via a private sports physio of acupuncture  and ultrasound among other treatments may help

Good luck, knee injuries are often very slow healers unfortunately
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