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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I had bad fall on left artificial knee 6 days ago swelling

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I had bad fall on left artificial knee 6 days ago swelling has gone down a good bit but doc says I have a large hematobin swelling Ben given antibiotics a lot of pain in knee should I go for my X-ray just now or wait till next week when more swelling will be down
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
You should get the x-ray now. A bad fall may cause a hair line fracture or tiny chip of bone fragment. In your age group; osteoporosis is not uncommon which may weaken the bones. So even a trivial trauma may cause bony injury. Thus x-ray is advisable instead of waiting till next week.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry I have artificial knees
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
Do you mean that you have total knee replacement? This involves the artificial knee prosthesis to be fit on the bones. So bony injury can occur on those segments where the artificial knee was fitted. Prosthesis too can break.
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