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Pain, bruise & swelling behind knees

My husband (68 yrs old) bent his knees squatting all the way to the floor a week ago... knew he stretched them too far afterwards.  Couple of days ago, he felt his knee "extend" too much just walking in the house.  We are thinking it's a hyper-extended hamstring tendon.  Yesterday, we noticed the back of the leg at the knee... about 2 in. above the bend, and in the bend, and about 1/3 way down the calf is bruised & is slightly swelled.  How should this be treated?
Will appreciate any advice on this.
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Avatar dr m tn
Hello!

Ice the area and rest him and ask him to take some anti inflammatory drugs.

If he responds it is fine or else he would need an Orthopedic examination.

Take care!
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Avatar f tn
Thank you!  He has been "icing" his back for a few weeks & going to chiro for low back injury.... now we are icing the leg!!  He is not able to take anti inflammatory drugs due to being on coumadin.  He did take tylenol tonight.  He is due for heart catherization Sept. 9 and hopefully these muscle/tendon problems will not hinder that.
Thanks again!!
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Avatar dr m tn
Hello!

Wait for couple of days and he will be fine and you can always take the help of an Orthopedician.
Minor problems would not cause any hindrance to his catherization.

Take care!
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