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My 6 year old cannot walk on his leg, he can straighten them

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Hi my 6 year old cannot walk on his leg, he can straighten them but he's more comfortable when his legs are bent
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Yes he had swelling for a week and he couldn't straighten his leg
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He is double jointed and autistic, his leg swelling is down he can straighten but hurts back of his knee when he does this
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 12 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

If he cannot walk on his leg then X rays are absolutely necessary especially after 1 week.

I would take him to the ER ASAP.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
He's had xrays blood test and ultrasound scans and all have come back clear

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