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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Sometimes: It depends upon the type of injury. Fresh injuries in particular can get worse with massage. A good general rule is that if it hurts more with massa ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience in Hand Surgery
Rest: Most soft tissue injuries heal with rest and immobilization. After the pain resolves, stretch and exercise.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Antibiotics: Soft tissue injury can be infected if it is open.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Good wound care...: Proper nutrition, control and/or optimize general medical issues such as diabetes and vasculopathy. If you want optimal healing you need to work clos ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends, do you: Mean like you banged it and have some skin abrasions and bruising but with no interior derangement? If this is what you mean, then consider, rest, gen ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: scar tissue is the response of tissue, skin or organ to a traumatic or inflammatory process that requires healing of the site of injury. The body re ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Have it appropriaely diagnosed and rehabed.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Xrays & CT & MRI: Not usually. This level of specificity in the soft tissue usually needs ultra sound or mri.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
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Not exactly: A tumor can have calcification or not. You can get calcification in soft tissue without a tumor also, depends on the context.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
43 years experience in Radiology
Unlikely: Your question is confusing. Intravenous contrast usually does not help in evaluating bone spurs.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Best immobilization: Talus fractures can be tricky. Most orthopedic surgeons are conservative. You might be able to switch to a cam boot and be non or partial weight- bea ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Yes, it can: Hematoma is a collection of blood in tissues. This blood can track down under the force of gravity or pressure to the anatomic structures below, such ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Borderline lesion: In the spectrum of fibrous tissue tumors, fibromatosis representing a lesion at the lower end. It begins with keloid, then desmoid , progressing to fi ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nirav Shah
21 years experience in Sports Medicine
Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the arti ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Guess that mass : Statistically a lipoma, but your doctor may find this to be something else after its examined. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
MRI is the best test: A physical exam by a specialized physician should be the first place to start. The history and knowledge of the anatomy at the injured location will g ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Anything other than: Anything other than bone is considered to be soft tissue. Usually one sees soft tissue edema or water swelling in the lower extremities especially whe ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Your symptoms are quite suggestive of a concussion. The following are possible symptoms of a concussion: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Scar tissue.: The high sugar content causes collagen to crosslink and scar up. Very few good indications for prolotherapy! the ligament because abnormally inelasti ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis).
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
No: Arthritis is inflammation in the joints. Soft tissue damage is more of a description of injury to non bone structures.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably: normal anatomy disruprion from the surgery
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No : Completely different process.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Initially: Rest, ice, immobilization and compression of some type. Depending on severity, casting, crutches and even surgical repair may be necessary followed by ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Nonspecific: Term. It refers to something abnormal is the soft tissues (muscle, skin, etc.) as opposed to an abnormality in the bone or bowel. The phrase alone pro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
RICE: Rest, ice , compression, elevation. The exercise.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
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 ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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. M ... Read More

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