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Hello,I am an archaeologist, and recently injured my knee while on excavation in the Near East. I fell and landed on my left knee with most of my wight. Within a day my entire leg from knee to foot had swollen and I had bruising 3/4 of the way arround my leg all the way down into my ankle and foot. I was attended by a physician there (who had no equipment for a proper exam) was told I had “crushed a ligament” and to stay off it for 10 days and it.I returned to the US and sought out an Orthopedic specialist, because despite the fact that it had been nearly three months I was still in pain. My left knee, and especially the area below my left knee was very painful, and as I walked throughout the week it got worse. I also have numbness down the outside of my left leg. I had X-rays done which showed no fractures, and the Dr. had an MRI done which showed that I might have a possible muniscus tear – but he had no idea why the area below my knee is painful, and said there is no reason for it. I was given a cortizone shot, which took care of the pain in the joint itself, but the area below my knee is still very painful, and becomes increasingly painful throughout the week – it gets swollen and warm (usually by Wednesday).Does anyone know what the cause of this would be, and what sort of specialist I should see if the orthopedic surgeon does not know how to treat it?

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  1. : I am an archaeologist, and recently injured my knee while on excavation in the Near East. I fell and landed on my left knee with most of my wight. Within a day my entire leg from knee to foot had swollen and I had bruising 3/4 of the way arround my leg all the way down into my ankle and foot. I was attended by a physician there (who had no equipment for a proper exam) was told I had “crushed a ligament” and to stay off it for 10 days and it.: I returned to the US and sought out an Orthopedic specialist, because despite the fact that it had been nearly three months I was still in pain. My left knee, and especially the area below my left knee was very painful, and as I walked throughout the week it got worse. I also have numbness down the outside of my left leg. : I had X-rays done which showed no fractures, and the Dr. had an MRI done which showed that I might have a possible muniscus tear – but he had no idea why the area below my knee is painful, and said there is no reason for it. I was given a cortizone shot, which took care of the pain in the joint itself, but the area below my knee is still very painful, and becomes increasingly painful throughout the week – it gets swollen and warm (usually by Wednesday).: Does anyone know what the cause of this would be, and what sort of specialist I should see if the orthopedic surgeon does not know how to treat it?

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