The other day, without looking, I stepped off a curb and took a nasty spill. It was a warm day so was wearing shorts and I noticed my knee looked misshapen, so I pushed things back as best I could. I did manage to get to my feet but here's the thing, I couldn't bend my knee. The trip the emergency room wasn't terribly painful so long as I kept my leg straight, but any kind of bending made my thigh muscles knot up above the knee cap. So here I am, my leg immobilized, while I await my appointment with an orthopedic surgeon and an MRI.
Local soreness inside and outside the knee, excruciating pain when I try to bend the knee, and utterly unable to lift my lower leg. Any guesses at what I'm looking at?
Addendum: An x-ray was negative for broken bones and all bones are present and accounted for in the correct position.