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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Soft Tissue Injury (Overview)

Simply stated, it is the injury to any tissue other than bone. This can be in the form of burn, bruise, scrape crushing, twisting, pulling just to name a few.


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What is a soft tissue injury?

What is a soft tissue injury?

Bruises, etc....: Soft tissue is a collective term applied to injury of skin, the fat and layers beneath the skin, but also can include the muscles, ligaments , tendons and even nerves if passing through that area. It is a colloquial term rather than a specific medical term that would accurately describe an injury. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
266 doctors shared insights

Soft Tissue Injury (Overview)

Simply stated, it is the injury to any tissue other than bone. This can be in the form of burn, bruise, scrape crushing, twisting, pulling just to name a few.


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I have been diagnosed with a hairline talus fracture and put in cast. A second doc said it may just be soft tissue injury. Do I have to stay in cast?

I have been diagnosed with a hairline talus fracture and put in cast. A second doc said it may just be soft tissue injury. Do I have to stay in cast?

An MRI would show if: There is any soft tissue injury instead of a fracture. Some fractures of the talus require surgery because the blood supply to the talus is fragile. If you're getting conflicting diagnoses from 2 different doctors, it's time for a 3rd opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
Once
Try not to diagnose yourself
Once
Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
Once
Ice the area, if you can
Once
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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
Monthly
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How to cure a soft tissue injury in right foot?Can i play badminton during cure?

How to cure a soft tissue injury in right foot?Can i play badminton during cure?

Rest, ice : Compression and elevation of the foot. I think the injury would heal faster if you skip the badminton until the foot heals. Playing may only aggravate it. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of soft tissue adhesions from a soft tissue injury in the knee? If so, what's the proper treatment?

Can you get rid of soft tissue adhesions from a soft tissue injury in the knee? If so, what's the proper treatment?

Inside the knee?: If inside the knee joint an exam under anesthesia followed by a manipulation can b tried, but if not an arthroscopic procedure would b next in line. More clarification of where the adhesions r and how they got there would b helpful. ...Read more

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What is a soft tissue injury?

Bruises, etc....: Soft tissue is a collective term applied to injury of skin, the fat and layers beneath the skin, but also can include the muscles, ligaments , tendons and even nerves if passing through that area. It is a colloquial term rather than a specific medical term that would accurately describe an injury. ...Read more

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What will help a ?Soft tissue injury?

What will help a ?Soft tissue injury?

Rest: Most soft tissue injuries heal with rest and immobilization. After the pain resolves, stretch and exercise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Soft tissue injury?

What is the definition or description of: Soft tissue injury?

The not bone part.: Simply stated, it is the injury to any tissue other than bone. This can be in the form of burn, bruise, scrape crushing, twisting, pulling just to name a few. ...Read more

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Could soft tissue injuries show up two months after the trauma?

Unlikely: Soft tissue injury usually will show up right away. Very few instances where the presentation will be delayed. If you have a hematoma (blood collection) in your soft tissue, sometimes it takes a few days to declare itself, but not 2 months. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more