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Denison, TX
A 38-year-old female asked:

I fell this morning, landing directly on my right knee on concrete. have "road rash", bruising and swelling, as well as a distinct feeling of liquid around the kneecap, which is my main concern. can flex and walk on it. safe to treat at home?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Knee injury: The concern here would be a fracture of your patella(knee cap) in view of the type of trauma and the presence of knee swelling. We know that at the very least a contusion of the patella occurred. If pain and swelling are pronounced, get examined and an xray. In the meantime apply cold and elevate your leg.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Knee injury: if can move it and no pain would ice elevate try nsaid if not allergic f/u/ w/ doc

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