| | Reoccuring swelling after breaking leg
In July of '02 I broke my fibula by falling and striking the area below knee against a boulder. I went to 4 doctors complaining of the severe leg pain, a hematoma that covered my entire lower leg (from knee to ankle going into foot) and a knot swollen two inches above my leg. After 4 weeks of complaining I finally got an orthopaedist to x-ray my leg who determined it was broken. But it had knitted enough that he said if I had had a cast on he would have been taking it off by then. So it was never casted. Subsequent x-rays have showed the bone is still in alignment. Thing is I still have a puffy, swollen knot where I struck the rock and with any serious physical activity it swells up even more. I've never broken a major bone before, just toes and ribs, so is this just normal for having a leg break? The drs I have questioned have no explanation for the continued swelling or how to make it go away.
Sorry this is so long.