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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Knee issues


 mugen - Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:25 pm

I was in a motorcycle crash on the morning of July 4th where I slammed itno a retaining wall along the highway. My leg was pinned between the bike and the wall as I tryng to maintain the bike on 2 wheels. My leg has some nice road rash, which Im not to concerned with, but its my knee.

I can only flex my knee so much ( because of the road rash ), there is no pain on he inside of the knee ( the fold ), or if I press on what would be my knee cap, but it is pretty swollen and there is bruising on the inside of the knee. Also the area around the knee is quite mushy. My concern is that my leg looks off axis compared to my other leg. I can walk on it, but only after standng a few minutes till I get used to it.

Should I be worried, could I have really messed up my knee, or is it just bruised and looking funny cause of the swelling? Thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:40 pm

User avatar If your knee isn't too painful it is probably just bruised. However, there are lots of ligaments, bones, and muscles involved in the knee area. I would recommend that you be evaluated formally to be sure that everything is OK. It would be unfortunate to miss something and end up with some permanent limitations in your knee movement.

Best wishes.

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