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A 25-year-old female asked:

Fell on knee 2 months ago knee after was black and very swollen had x- ray said it was fine. i have now started getting a deep throb when walk/rest.

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
X-rays: may not tell the whole story. Ligaments, tendons, and cartilage are not visualized on X-rays. Also, if X-rays are performed acutely, subtle nondisplaced fractures may be difficult to visualize. So if you are still having symptoms, see your doc. You may need follow up X-rays or an MRI.

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