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I cut my knee open 6 months ago playing football requiring 8

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HI Doctors, I cut my knee open 6 months ago playing football requiring 8 stitches it healed pretty well.
I have been playing football fine after a period of recovery, but when it gets knocked it swells up and feels 'spongy' and tender on the knee joint. can you suggest the best way to move forward with this problem so i can continue to play football please ?
Many thanks Mark
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

Dear *****

Thanks for your question.

If your knee is getting swelled up repeatedly with any knock, this may indicate an internal derangement of the knee which can be due to ligaments or menisci inside knee getting injured at the time of the cut or some other injury.

You need to have this examined by a doctor so that internal injury of knee structures can be confirmed and appropriate referral to sports injury specialist can be considered.