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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Dent in shin that never healed


 hohaha54 - Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:55 am

Hi,

Last year I injured my shin while doing martial arts. Initially there was swelling but I did not take good care of it and continue straining it. After which the swelling subsided but it leaves a dent on my shin. I was worried and begin a long break hoping it would recover. But the dent on my shin did not recover. There is no pain but the dent very obvious when I press it. Is there anyway to heal or recover the dent? Thank you very much.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 am

User avatar Hello,
Most likely the dent is from soft tissue trauma and will likely remain as is...and cause no problems save cosmetic appearances.
To evaluate the underlying bone however, get a lateral view of the tibia will evaluate the bone's integrity and shape.
Again, this is likely benign and should not cause loss of activity level... but certainly have an x-ray done.

Take care.

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