Patient :I fell about 2 weeks ago and have noticed the scab on my knee to be a green-yellow color with slight redness around the area. I'm also having some pain feels like bone pain when I bend my knee. Don't want to waste a trip to the dr if I'm just being a crazy hypochondriac. I've attached a pic - just copy and paste the link in your browser. any advice is appreciated
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Noted your history of - fall about 2 weeks ago and have noticed the scab on my knee to be a green-yellow color with slight redness around the area. I'm also having some pain feels like bone pain when I bend my knee. Need an advice on the present condition.
I have also seen the picture which you have attached here.
Please find my observations below:
- The picture shows a scab over the injured knee with surrounding redness which is an indication that healing process is in progress. It may take another 5-7 days time for the crust to fall off and complete healing of the wound.
- It is very obvious to have pain in the injured knee when you bend as the subcutaneous tissue and the ligaments of the knee joint might have injured and become swollen.
- To relieve this pain you can take an over-the counter Anti-inflammatory medicine like Tylenol, 2 times a day, after food for 3 days.
- You can clean the wound by Povidone iodine solution by applying it locally, 2-3 times a day.
- Do not try to peel off the scab, as it itself will fall off once when the healing is complete.
- Do not wet the injured area or apply any tight bandages.
- Avoid scratching the affected area and give maximum rest to the injured knee.
- You can elevate your legs while sleeping in the night by keeping a soft pillow underneath it, this may relieve pain as well as any internal swelling.
- Do not worry slowly this symptoms disappear once when the wound heals.
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