Bone swelling just below left knee is permanent or will it go away?

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I was in a car accident 3 weeks ago. 

The X-Rays of my left knee showed no bone damage, but the bone below left knee was swollen (not the knee) and painful for the first couple of days. 

The pain has almost gone now but the area of bone just below knee is still swollen as in this image. The reddish spots that formed a week after accident have all dispappeared. This image was taken a week back, and right now I still have the swelling in the bone area minus the red spots.

I am stressed whether the bone swelling will ever get back to normal, and how much time should I expect for the swelling to go away?


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  • Posted

    The bone isnt swollen but the tissue surrounding it and around the muscles and ligaments. From what you have said it sounds as though you are healing well. Lumps like this can sometimes take several months go and are natures way of protecting tissue while it heals. Dont worry...give it more time.
    • Posted


      Thanks for your reply. It has helped me feel more relaxed.

      Would you have any idea why the red spots appeared on my knee only about a week after the accident and then they disappeared completely in a couple of days? They were painless. I posted an image in my initial post that shows these red spots.

  • Posted

    I'm guessing you took quite a hefty blow to that knee. There were probably some inner tissue bleeds which took time to come to the surface and then were absorbed. All quite normal. 
    • Posted

      Thanks. I appreciate your excellent help and answers.

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