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Difference between bone contusion and bone bruise?

Difference between bone contusion and bone bruise?

One in the same: They are the same entity. Be sure to rest and ice the area to decrease your symptoms.

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Is subchondral edematous contusion a bone bruise?

Is subchondral edematous contusion a bone bruise?

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 symptom resolution.

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What is subchondral edamatous contusion? Is it a bone bruise? How do fix it? Does it take time to heal?

What is  subchondral edamatous contusion? Is it a bone bruise? How do fix it? Does it take time to heal?

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 associated w injury. Time depends on severity of injury. Symptoms resolve before MRI is normal generally.

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What is a subchondral edamatous contusion? Is it a bone bruise? How to heal it? Does it need physiotherapy?

What is a subchondral edamatous contusion? Is it  a bone bruise? How to heal it? Does it need physiotherapy?

Bone bruise : Bone bruise below the cartilage. Low intensity, low impact cardiovascular exercise, gentle range of motion and ice. Never apply ice directly to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Repeat 2-4 times per day. Consider physical therapy if symptoms persist beyond 6-8 weeks.

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How long does a bone bruise last?

How long does a bone bruise last?

Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required.

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What should I do with a bone bruise?

What should I do with a bone bruise?

Rest it: A bone bruise typically refers to trauma to the layer that covers the bone, the periosteum. This layer will swell and cause pain when traumatized. There is no specific treatment to accelerate the healing, but use ice the 1st 24 hours to reduce the swelling then heat may feel good. Antiinflammatories and staying off the affected bone as much as possible may help too.

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What can be done for a bone bruise?

Ice rest: Usually not a serious situation unfortunately it may some time to fully resolve i would use ice, rest and nsaids you can gradually return to sports as long as the pain is minor and you have no further injuries.

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How should I take care of a bone bruise?

How should I take care of a bone bruise?

Protect the area : From additional bruising. If truly a bruise, the mostly it will be a matter of time, as long as something about what you're doing is to perpetuate the bruise. Use an oral antinflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) to help ease the pain.

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How can I alleviate pain caused by my bone bruise?

How can I alleviate pain caused by my bone bruise?

Rest medication ice: The injured region is usually swollen and painful. Apply an ice pack over the location for 5-10 minutes. Do the same at least 3 times in an hour to experience relief from pain and to alleviate swelling.Over the counter nsaids like Ibuprofen or Aspirin also can help achieve pain relief. Most of all, rest is of utmost importance. Along with rest, patience is also equally important.

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Can someone tell me how long will my bone bruise last?

Weeks: Bone bruises should resolve within 4 - 8 weeks, depending on the individual. If symptoms persist you may need repeat imaging done for reassessment.

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What is a bone bruise and how long do they take to heal?

What is a bone bruise and how long do they take to heal?

Bone Bruise: Bone bruises are compression injuries. They can occur from falls, sports injuries and accidents. Bone bruises can be very painful and they often take weeks to several months to heal. As the injury needs time to heal, individuals with a bone bruise must cope with the discomfort during this time.

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Will a bone bruise get worse if I continue to push on it?

Will a bone bruise get worse if I continue to push on it?

"pushin" to hard: With out even knowing the severity of the bruise, I would say most definitely yes. You need to protect the injury.

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Should i be concerned that i still have a bone bruise after one year?

Should i be concerned that i still have a bone bruise after one year?

Yes: This should be checked on by an orthopedic specialist.

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I have a bone bruise and a cheer tournament coming up what should I do?

Go to it: Well if you are just going to the tournament to watch then if you are comfortable then go. Bone bruises typically are self limited- dont require intervention. However, can be painful for a few months. Also i guess would depend on what bone you bruised.

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How long for a bone bruise to heal?

How long for a bone bruise to heal?

Days to weeks: 10 days to 4 weeks depending on severity of injury.

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How serious is a fibula bone bruise?

How serious is a fibula bone bruise?

bone bruise: I guess that depends on your definition of serious. While bone bruises can certainly cause pain and may need temporary activity modification, generally no further treatment will be needed as they heal just fine on their own.

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How can I treat a bone bruise on my pinky?

How can I treat a bone bruise on my pinky?

Ice Elevate: And do not allow shoes to compress the area. Wear a sandel.

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How long can deep bone bruise take to heal?

Possibly weeks: A deep bone bruise can be thought of as almost a fracture. In some cases, they can take weeks to heal. If symptoms persist or remain concerning, return to your physician for re-evaluation.

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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