An Elderly Man with a Swollen Knee, Significant Ecchymosis, and Minimal Knee Pain

David Aamodt, BA
Michael Serou, MD/PHD
Harold Neitschman, MD

A 72-year-old man presents with left knee pain and swelling over several days. The pain and swelling started after he felt a "pop" when bending to pick up an object off the floor. His past medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Physical exam revealed significant ecchymosis on the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. There was a minimal amount pain upon knee flexion.
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