The Cause Of The Swelling In The Knee Does Not Go Away?
Dear Hello doctor, I fell down more than 1 month ago, so far the swollen part is always compressed but why does not heal so difficult to move on to college, especially the lecture room on the 3rd floor for one day forced to go to college, but the consequences are swollen again, guess why keep swelling and can’t get better
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Has your niece checked her to the doctor after the fall? Has there been an examination such as an X-ray of the knee or other radiological examination (such as a CT scan or MRI)?
Basically, if the swelling in the knee does not subside after a week has passed or even the swelling and pain will increase, it is necessary to suspect that your nephew's knee is caused by more serious damage to his knee. Swelling can occur due to broken / cracked in his kneecap, thigh bone, or shin and calf bone, can be caused by dislocation of the kneecap bone, or can also be caused by injury to the connective tissue that maintains the stability of the knee.
You should advise your nephew to see an orthopedic doctor for further evaluation of the knee. The examination should not be delayed so that there is no permanent damage to the knee and cause chronic and prolonged pain in the knee.
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