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how to treat a bruised knee cap

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Needs eval: Bruise is usually from bleeding, which can also have swelling. Unusual place to bruise without some trauma? Knee cap is a bone and hard and moves? ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: Assuming fracture has been ruled out can take several weeks to heal a bruise.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Trauma: This could be due to blunt trauma. You may have bumped your knee unwittingly, hence the patella dislocation. This I normal physiology. Good luck
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee inflammation: Some of the knee inflammation come like this , common cold, other inflammation in some of the body (tonsillitis, vaccination, bursitis) could cause th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Knee Cap to Nite Cap: If you can't walk or extend your knee, get it looked at now. But if you can walk and the pain is confined to the knee cap, bets are good that it's jus ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If it has been there: 4 a long time, it's mostly likely a birthmark. Especially if no injury known.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee cap: A bruised kneecap is generally less damaged than one that is fractured. Remember, there is a continuum of energy that can go across the patella, from ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Blunt patella trauma: Ones knee cap is the main protection to prevent structural damage to the other parts of the knee. So... When the patella is hit ,one will have pain ,s ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patellofemoral pain: With your age and no history of injury and w/out any other information or a physical examination the most likely cause of your pain is your kneecap( p ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Prepatellar bursa: The lumps maybe hematoma as you may have injured the prepatellar bursa. Heat might help the lumps go away. If there's more to this you need an evaluat ... Read More
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