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A 20-year-old male asked:

A month ago i fell on my knee, and it swelled just below my knee cap for a month and started to harden. i drained the blood and black chunks came out?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Hematoma: This sounds like a hematoma - essentially there was likely bleeding at the site of your injury, and the blood congealed and took on a dark jelly-like consistency, which would be the black chunks that you saw. You should be fine and i wouldn't anticipate any further problems unless you sustained another injury to the knee at the time of the original incident.
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