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Knee On Knee Collision
Any thing could: Happen, it depend on the mechanism of the injury. ...Read more
Internal Derangement: I urge you to seek UC evaluation as this may be a patella fracture or an internal derangement inside the knee joint mechanically restricting the normal hinge motion of the joint. Most commonly a meniscus or ACL tear or both! Are you a soccer player or collision sport athlete? A traumatic knee effusion can restrict ROM and be a sign of avulsion fracture. Rest, ice, compression, elevation...now! ...Read more
Ice and ice more: After having a knee to knee collision, you can have some delayed bruising. Ice it at least a few times a day for 15min for a few days. It will help and the bruise will resolve on its own. ...Read more
Inside of my knee hurts when I bend it and try to put my leg out straight it's painful. Had a knee on knee collision about a week ago playing sports?
Variable: 6-8 weeks generally.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I've been on crutches for 15 weeks because of a knee contusion, is it safe for me to be hopping around?
Confusing: It's not likely that you would need crutches for more than 1 week for a simple contusion. See your orthopedist to re-evaluate the situation. ...Read more
No: Depends on the degree of trauma but most knee contusions, which are typically bruises of the knee cap do not cause long term arthritic problems. In medicine can never say 100% but not common. ...Read more
Yes: But it isn't very common. Most contusions heal without too much difficulty. ...Read more
Knee contusion: It depends. If you have painless full range of motion, it should be ok. If the damage is more severe, it should be checked first. ...Read more
ACL/contusion: Acl sprains are a continuum. Minimal sprains may heal in a few weeks, more extensive ones may need reconstruction. A knee contusion should heal in a few weeks. ...Read more
Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.), degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more
It is important to define weather the knee problem is acute or chronic, and weather there is any history of trauma or overuse to the knee and what symptoms are you getting
the knee is a strong joint that can allow for big range of motions so different parts of the joint can be affected starting from bones, cartilage, ligaments or bursa (cushions around the joint.
Pain also is important finding ...Read more
Knees always hurt: It is not normal to have constant pain in your knees. There are several possibilities as to the cause. Discuss with your parents about seeing a doctor for a check up as to why you are having the pain. ...Read more
You mean patella?: It is unlikely your knee is dislocating, as that is a devastating trauma and an emergency. You may be dislocating your kneecap (patella). When this happens the patella displaces laterally. This injury initially requires enough force to tear ligaments but after that may happen from even minor maneuvers. An orthopedist can re-anchor the patella surgically. ...Read more
Likely Inflammation: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Inection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more