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A male asked:

Left knee has a bone bruise. its 6 weeks after incident/mri and still in pain. how much longer can i expect to recover until i can play sports etc.?

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Dr. John To
Dr. John Toanswered
32 years experience
Rest it: The less you use it, the faster it will heal. This is one case where you should not "suck it up" and return to sports too early. Continued stress on a weakened bone can lead to displaced intra articular fracture and premature arthritis. Go with protected weight bearing until there is no more pain, then it should be fully healed.
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