Case Summary  |  Bruised Kneecap

Condition Knee Bruised Kneecap
Case Description

I walked outside my workplace to my car in the winter when I lived in Chicago, and it was dark. I walked onto a section of black ice on the sidewalk, and my foot landed okay, but when I pushed off, it slipped and I went down on my right knee. It almost felt like I could feel my kneecap compress, and then bounce back up again. I had pain, stiffness, and sometimes weakness in that knee for the next few days. The doctor examined it (it was a little black and blue) and took an x-ray, saying it was a bruised kneecap. I was told to put ice on it for 5-10 minutes a few times a day, and to stay off of the leg for a few days. Gradually, my knee stopped hurting and got stronger.

Dates January 8, 2004 - February 7, 2004
Diagnosed On January 13, 2004
Diagnosis Method X-Ray + Doctor Examination
Treatment Ice
Treatment Result
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Gender: Female
Age 57
Weight 165 pounds
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches
About me: Avid walker and gardener.