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Offline kneehurt35

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Bumped my knee - pain getting worse
« on: December 06, 2015, 04:54:54 PM »
Hello,

5 days ago I kneeled down to open a cabinet door and it bumped my knee right on the patellar tendon.  The cabinet door is one of those spring loaded ones where it pops open by itself when you open it.  It hurt really bad when it happened, but I figured no big deal being that it was just a bump to the knee.  I figured the pain would go away soon enough.

The next two days it was burning and stinging and there is a red bump that is warm to the touch, right on the patellar tendon below the knee cap.  I am putting ice on it, but it doesn't seem to be helping much.  It feels like the pain is getting worse each day.  It hurts when I bend my knee.  It feels like a stiff rubber band in my shin when I bend.

Is it possible that I have ruptured or torn the tendon just by it getting bumped by the cabinet door?
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Re: Bumped my knee - pain getting worse
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 05:11:00 PM »
If it's getting worse, you'd be advised to seek medical attention, either a GP or emergency department if that's more appropriate. Even if nothing is ruptured, haematomas under the skin caused by trauma can get infected which you really want to avoid

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Re: Bumped my knee - pain getting worse
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 05:47:13 PM »
I'll try to goto the GP tomorrow.  I'll let you know what they say.

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Re: Bumped my knee - pain getting worse
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 05:54:13 PM »
In the meantime, stay off it, ice and elevate. Pain medication as required

I would think if you'd ruptured the tendon, you'd be unable to bend the knee at all
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Re: Bumped my knee - pain getting worse
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 05:58:02 PM »
Can you tell from the photos if it looks serious?

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Re: Bumped my knee - pain getting worse
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2015, 05:59:49 PM »
No I'm not a doctor, you need to see one :)

But it looks like a  bruise
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LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up















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