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My teen's knee injury
scchha12 posted:
My 14 year old daughter was doing a cheerleading dance that required her to do a fall in the beginning. Well, her coach didn't teach them a safe way to fall without getting injured. Her knee has been swollen and she gets bruises that show up at random times and places on her knee. She has had an X-ray and a MRI that I was told looked fine. However, her orthopedic dr said that she needs to go for physical therapy. I asked him about the bruising and swelling which he tells me that the swelling is from the bad trauma and the bruising is the blood coming to the surface. This is still going on and it happened December 8. I have medical background but I don't feel like I am getting the whole story because she has to wear a brace also. My husband has the factor v liden bleeding disorder, I tried to call the dr to get the blood work done but she won't be in until Monday. Can anyone please let me know what options I have and if anyone is familiar with the factor v disorder, could this be responsible for her bruising? The color of her bruises are still very dark and don't look like there's any healing or lightening in color and I'm really concerned about all of it. Please help.
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