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Fluid swelling in leg and ankle sprung up a week after knee injury went down with ibuprofen and elevation overnight concern? dr appt in a week anyway.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Several options!: When someone has post-traumatic swelling of the knee, i aspirate it immediately. If there is pure blood, then some internal structure is almost always damaged, i get an mri-if positive, refer to orthopedics. If clear, inject with steroids and wrap. I see no harm in waiting one week for your appointment.
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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Inflammation: Due to the swelling in your leg and ankle that is most probably caused by inflammation, you were smart enough to ake the Ibuprofen anti-inflammatory due minimize the symptoms. Your doctor next week will be able to tell you the extent and cause of the inflammation.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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