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bone bruise vs contusion

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
One in the same: They are the same entity. Be sure to rest and ice the area to decrease your symptoms.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A bone bruise is actually a stress fracture. The inner trabeculae of the bone actually break. The healing of the stress fracture conincides with sym ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Bone bruise: Subchondral edema seen on MRI represent swelling within the bone which can result from injury. A bone bruise is a good way of thinking about it if a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone bruise: It will heal within 6 weeks, no surgery. Just time & gentle exercises.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kayvanfar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
bone bruise: I guess that depends on your definition of serious. While bone bruises can certainly cause pain and may need temporary activity modification, general ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Simple bone contusion do not require surgery. It heals by itself. However contusion of the joint surface can cause cartillage damage which is not visi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience in Urgent Care
A primary healing: usually takes 6 weeks, and then it continues to mold and get more strength. It also depends upon your overall health and immunity state. And your calc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Possibly: Bone islands and osteoblastic (bone forming) mets can appear similar. Correlation with cancer history is important. Nuclear medicine bone scan can dif ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not that long: I would take easy on my ankle for three month and exercise it to gain more muscular support.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Fracture: Both are not good to have but if pressed to answer most doctors would likely say weber b is worse due to fact that a lot of ligament damage may be pre ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Same thing: Chipped bone and fracture are same thing. A chipped is just a small fracture.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Need films: Can't answer this without seeing films and previously answered that if nondisplaced or minimally displaced probably ok with cast but depends on joint ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Very different thing: A fracture or break of a bone means the same thing. They are synonyms. A broken blood vessel means that the small vessel was damaged from pressure ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
Non-union: May require surgery with internal fixation.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Probably: Should be under care of orthopedic doctor. With proper immobilization with cast or brace and then probably some physical therapy the injury will proba ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
2 months: 2 months initially but really up to 2 years.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: classically we say fractures heal in 6-8 weeks but insufficiency fractures mean the bone was weak or not healthy in the first place and may take longe ... Read More
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