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I injured my ankle two weeks ago. had it x-rayed and was told their aren't any broken bones but the back of my knee is swollen and painful when sleepi?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: Probably would be best to be seen. A bakers cyst is one of the more common causes if swelling in the back of the knee. But because a blood clot can present in a similar fashion, is more common after injury, and is life threatening; you would be well served to let your doctor know immediately.

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