A 18-year-old female asked:

Yesturday i fell on ice, and i fell hard on my right knee and scraped it. i'm able to walk and carry my weight but my leg feels weak. is that okay?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Maybe: Falling hard on your knee may have caused filamentous damage or patella damage. Did the fall break the skin? If that occurred did you clean the area well to avoid infection. You need to see your physician at the first opportunity.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 24, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.