Knee swelling and pain

Patient

Q: I was in an accident 4 weeks ago. i was told, my knee is not broken and i have a hematoma or patella bursitis. i am having trouble moving my leg side to side or basically when pivoting off my foot to change directions. my knee seems to be swelling worse at night with pain instead of getting better, it also i was told is draining to my ankle which is causing ankle pain. my 2 questions are, if it is draining, why doesnt my shin or calf hurt? why is it only knee and ankle. also could i have torn ligaments that if gone undetected could cause more damage. i was just given exrays and told it could take months to heal and that i just need to give it time.

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