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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

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


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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

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

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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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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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
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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

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Why do I have a great proclivity for soft tissue injury and an repair time of easily 20 times normal?

Why do I have a great proclivity for soft tissue injury and an repair time of easily 20 times normal?

Need specifics: In general, mechanical stress in conjunction with connective tissue disorder, metabolic derangement, many chronic illnesses, and certain medication can result in tissue injury and delay healing. ...Read more

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How to accelerate healing of a soft tissue injury?

How to accelerate healing of a soft tissue injury?

It would depend: On the nature of the injury, location, extent, type etc. Many soft tissue injuries respond nicely to ice, elevation, rest. ...Read more

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How does altitude effect healing of soft tissue injuries.

How does altitude effect healing of soft tissue injuries.

What height?: Research in wound healing would be the most helpful comparison & that only becomes impaired above 14,000 feet. At that level, decrease in oxygen to tissues is a problem, & soft tissue injury recovery would slow as well. The rise in stress hormones probably slow healing too. ...Read more

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If a soft tissue injury is still swollen is it still acute?

If a soft tissue injury is still swollen is it still acute?

Not necessarily: Swelling can be either acute (new or recent) onset or swelling can be chronic (old) onset. A soft tissue injury can have either acute or chronc swelling associated with it. For some types of injuries the swelling can take longer to resolve. ...Read more

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I have a soft tissue injury. How do I maintain my strength and keep fit?

Nutrition: First make certain you are getting adequate amounts of protein in your diet, and eat healthy. Second, see a physical therapist for specific exercises around the injury. ...Read more

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What are the etiology of soft tissue injuries in dental offices?

What are the etiology of soft tissue injuries in  dental offices?

Various.: Soft tissue injuries in the dental office can involve anyone from the patient to anyone in the office-employees and patients/family in the waiting room. I think you are asking about injuries that occur chairside. These will be due to piercing or slicing with any sharp instrument or spinning bur in a handpiece. It can be the patient accidentally biting the dentist. Needle sticks are possible, too. ...Read more

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Is a concussion an example of a soft tissue injury?

Is a concussion an example of a soft tissue injury?

No. : Our skeleton is covered by muscles and fat; that is our "soft tissues". A concussion is a brain injury; the scalp would be the "soft tissues" of the head. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a soft tissue injury in wrist?

What should I do if I have a soft tissue injury in wrist?

Ice: Ice for the first 24 hours. Immobilize with some type of velcro splint. These can be purchased at any drug store. ...Read more

Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
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Life Threatening Injury (Definition)

A life-threatening injury (critical injury) is a condition in which a person has a severe injury that has caused or can cause death, paralysis, or major disability. Examples include gunshot wounds to the head, chest, or abdomen; knife wounds to any major artery, chest, or abdomen; large burns; severed limbs; multiple fractures ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Motorcycle Injury (Definition)

Motorcycle injury is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the mass of the vehicles involved. A motorcycle injury can be motorcycle vs. motorcycle, automobile vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motorcycle vs. ...Read more