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Dr said delay trip till knee abrasion totally healed because of assoc hematoma. does this mean he.atoma gone when abrasion gone?so confused. help please

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
No: Hematoma is a collection of blood beneath the skin developing due to trauma and bleeding into the soft tissues in area of injury. Abrasion is superficial injury to the skin. Hematoma will present as a swelling and last much longer than the abrasion.

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