A 31-year-old female asked:
Hit my shin bone 4 weeks ago, it's still swollen and bruised. there's a large lump. tender to touch. only gets sore if use it to much?
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Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Bump is hematoma: The large lump is a common normal response to an injury over the tibia from blunt trauma. The bony lining or periosteum is very vascular and thus can bleed significantly leading to a local hematoma. The swelling should start to subside with rest, ice, decreased use and an ace wrap to provide compression and protection.
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Last updated Sep 5, 2019
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