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A 59-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to see bruising swelling and moving pain 6 days after a leg injury? x-ray shows bone fracture of tibia from knee all way down. getting ct scan in 2 days and surgery in a week. should i be concerned that my leg is getting more swollen br?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Swelling and pain on upper part of you leg near to the fracture area are expected; however, if the lower part of your leg, i.e. ankle and foot become numb with skin color change and you can't move your foot, compartment syndrome needs to be ruled out. If you observe these changes, you should go to ER.
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