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Can I still play tennis with a bruised knee cap?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Patellar contusion

Ok to progress as you gain painless range of motion.
Consider naaids, open patellar sleeve or lateral support, laser therapy, purified omega, weight control, good quad & ham flexibility, cross training.

In brief: Patellar contusion

Ok to progress as you gain painless range of motion.
Consider naaids, open patellar sleeve or lateral support, laser therapy, purified omega, weight control, good quad & ham flexibility, cross training.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine

In brief: Probably

If it is truly a bruise and there is no limitation to knee extension then gradual return to activity would be acceptable.
I would see your physician to confirm first that the knee cap is not fractured and that your knee exam is normal prior to gradual return to activity.

In brief: Probably

If it is truly a bruise and there is no limitation to knee extension then gradual return to activity would be acceptable.
I would see your physician to confirm first that the knee cap is not fractured and that your knee exam is normal prior to gradual return to activity.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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