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A 21-year-old female asked:

Hi, i was playing soccer earlier this week, went i was playing i fell or kneed someone on the field, after a few hours later my kneecap got a bruise, a little bit swollen and it will hurt alot when you touch or go on the ground? thanks for helping

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
If the swelling is-: -in front and superficial to the patella, blood in the pre patellar bursa a good diagnosis. If there are abrasions on the area, watch for signs of infection. An eval by a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon would be able to advise you on treatment options. This is an elbow but the appearance is very similar.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2018

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