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Need Help. Hematoma from knee injury.

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Old 02-15-2016, 10:55 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
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Need Help. Hematoma from knee injury.

Last Monday I slipped and fell on my knee. I got a big bruise and some scraps, but did not think it was serious. I did not slow down - work and school - and by that Friday it was getting worse. Saturday I was finally seen in the ER. Nothing was broken, but a small hematoma was suspected. There is no bump, my knee is not swollen and my bruise is almost gone. I do not know if it is still developing or if it is very small. Either way my knee is very weak and needs support, it can be very painful (though not all the time, that has actually improved), and I cannot really bend it.

I have a compression bandage, a leg brace and crutches to help me get around. I ice it constantly and take otc pain meds. I started heat therapy today (Sunday).

I am just wondering if anyone can let me know how this routinely goes. Pain frequency? How long did it take to clear up? How long until I should try to bend my knee? Can I do cause a bigger hematoma if I bump it on something? What are the stages of healing?

I am otherwise a healthy 30 year old female with other chronic issues.

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