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perminant bruising?

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  • Posted By: widdlewabbit
  • September 28, 2006
  • 10:18 PM

ok At the begining of July 2006 i had the misfortune to be on a 2nd story balcony when it collapsed. I fell approximatly 9 feet to the ground with my mother landing on top of me.
I was taken by ambulence to the ER where xrays and all the fun stuff showed i had wrecked my right knee, sprained my right leg, ankle and foot, broke 3 toes on my right foot , lost some toe nails and had extensive bruising and lacerations on both legs. i was a bit of a mess! lol

to add to the joy ( snort ) i deveoloped a severe hematoma inside my right leg around and under my kneecap that took about 2.5 months to heal.

While the bruising on my left leg was signifigantly less i still have a brownish discoloured mark on the side of my left kneecap that dosnt seem to want to go away. i think its stuck! LOL.

my question is....a fall from the 2nd floor is pretty serious!LMAO so should i be concerned? or should i just give it more time to fade. Is it a perminant mark do you think or should i be sounding bells and whistles in my MDs office lol.


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  • You may have a hemosiderin stain, which is a stain from the iron that was left behind after the rest of the bruise had faded. I have two of them leftover from a major knee surgery. They're in there pretty good, too, like a tattoo, so getting rid of these marks is hard to do without something such as laser removal.
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