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A 38-year-old male asked:

I had a deep knee bone injury 7 weeks ago the injury my leg went pale and numb and tingly my limbs feel weak now i am ill cold is compartment syndrome?

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Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Probably not: Compartment syndrome usually occurs the first several days after an injury due to swelling. The other symptoms are severe pain, numbness, paralysis and loss of circulation. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist.
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