Saturday, 30 May 2009

Subcutaneous hematoma in distal part of left leg

A 10 months old toddler was brought by his mother yesterday with a painful lump in the distal part of her left leg. She apparently fell 4 days earlier but his mother noticed the swelling only after 2 days when she was attending to her.

She was still able to hobble from one end of the table to the other end while hanging on to the sides. She only grimaced slightly when we examined the swelling. We did an Ultrasound scan for her showing a cystic swelling adjacent (but separate) to the Achilles tendon. He plain X-ray of the andkle and leg was normal.

The swelling subsided significantly with RICE treatment and topical Reparil gel. Her mother was advised to continue the same treatment for another few days. She was not given any NSAIDS.

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