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I have a "severe bone bruise" of the metacarpals and was placed in a cast they dr said they would call back for follow-up how long will wear this cast?

I have a "severe bone bruise" of the metacarpals and was placed in a cast they dr said they would call back for follow-up how long will wear this cast?

If the bone: Is not broken, generally the will leave the splint or cast on for 1-2 weeks. If there is a fracture, usually the cast stays on for 4-6 weeks. At your next doctor visit, they will probably take another Xray to make sure there was not a small fracture that didn't show up on the first Xray. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals?

Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals?

Depends: A bone bruise, as opposed to a bone fracture, does not need to be put in a cast in the sense of protection from displacement. But a cast can be useful to control swelling, potentially help with pain, and may make the hand more functional while you are recovering. I certainly would discuss with your doctor the different options for immobilization that are available. ...Read more

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If its tender and a bit swollen on my metacarpal bones in my hand could they be broken?

If its tender and a bit swollen on my metacarpal bones in my hand could they be broken?

If trauma: If there was an injury to the area, then a plain X-ray would resolve the issue. If no injury then an X-ray can still be of value to exclude other causes such as arthritis. Then you can go from there ...Read more

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I jammed my hand and now my metacarpal bones in my hand are tender and red is it possible they are broken?

I jammed my hand and now my metacarpal bones in my hand are tender and red is it possible they are broken?

Certainly: The only way to tell for sure is to get an X-ray. Go to an urgent care. It is very important that the carpal bones heal properly if they are broken. ...Read more

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Is a cast of the forearm to the tip of the fingers appropriate treatment for a bone bruise for the metacarpals?

Is a cast of the forearm to the tip of the fingers appropriate treatment for a bone bruise for the metacarpals?

Depends: That is a fairly extensive cast for a "bone bruise" as you put it. A bruise does not necessarily have to be immobilized at all; but sometimes we will to control swelling, improve function, or we are concerned there may be more to the injury. Don't hesitate to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I know that I bruised my bone?

Pain but no fracture: A bone bruise is a diagnosis of exclusion -- meaning that you need to rule out that it is broken. Once that is done, and the injury was hard enough to hit the bone -- then you have a bone bruise. There are certain nuances to that but that is the basic idea.
I practice in bingham farms -- performance orthopedics (www. Performanceorthopedics. Com). I would be happy to see you. ...Read more

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Can a bone be bruised and swollen?

Can a bone be bruised and swollen?

Yes: There is a thin layer over the bone called periosteum, that has the blood vessels and other supportive tissues. This can easily be damaged, bruised, and swell. ...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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if your sesamoid bones are bruised, or broken?

What are the symptoms if your sesamoid bones are bruised, or broken?

Pain with pressure!: Sesamoid (or seed bones) are bones at the base (two) of your great toes, at the mcp joints or your second and fifth digits, and your knee caps. Sesampoid bones exist to protect tendons from extrem pressure. So pain where they are is the chief symptom. Sesamoid bones are also invovlved in arthritis, most specifically spondylitis, so if seen, it could be rheumatic as well as traumatic! ...Read more

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How could I know if I bruised my toe bone?

How could I know if I bruised my toe bone?

Bone bruise: To be sure about a "bone bruise" or contusion, an MRI is usually the best way. However, a toe bone bruise is not a serious injury that needs an mri. Instead, simple x-rays, and clinical findings of pain, swelling should be sufficient enough. I hope this helps, if so please vote me up, or follow me. Thanks and good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do about a bruised tail bone?

Coccygodynia: This condition can be very painful. It can also linger for a while. Generally a course of anti-inflammatories, relative rest and physical therapy can help improve the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a finger bone bruise?

What can I do to treat a finger bone bruise?

Bone bruise: Improve swelling with ice and elevation and nsaids. Most importantly is to work on range of motion to prevent stiffness as a long term complication. ...Read more

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What does a bone bruise look like on an xray?

What does a bone bruise look like on an xray?

They don't: Bone bruises do not show up on X-rays, but an X-ray can confirm that a fracture is not present. Https://www. Physio-pedia. Com/Bone_bruise ...Read more

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Why has my tail bone been bruised for over a year?

Why has my tail bone been bruised for over a year?

No answer, I Suggest: You see an Orthopod or a Spinal Surgeon, to be properly examined and investigated. Otherwise answering your question I rather difficult, without much of a history and an exam.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bruised shoulder bone to heal?

How long does it take for a bruised shoulder bone to heal?

Weeks: A bruised shoulder bone is basically a non displaced sub cortical fracture which means that it takes at least 4-6 weeks for the bone to heal. These are not standard fractures since it does not break the outer cortical lining of the bone, the bruise involves the underlying soft cancellous bone. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

6 to 8 weeks: Most rib injuries are fractures. Rib "bruises" are most likely fractures in which the ends fit together so well they can't be seen on xray. In most people, rib fractures heal completely in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your bone is bruised/fractured without x-ray?

Ultrasound: Can often detect cortical fractures. Mri is good for looking for marrow edema caused by trauma but will often not see cortical fractures. Bone scans show increased activity in the area of trauma as the bone heals itself. ...Read more

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Can a bruise on the back of the parietal bone cause a haemangioma?

Can a bruise on the back of the parietal bone cause a haemangioma?

Not likely.: A hemangioma is a slow-growing benign vascular (blood vessel) lesion. The blood vessels just grow that way sometimes. A bruise is caused by leakage of blood from one or more capillaries (the tiniest blood vessels), usually due to an injury. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a bruised bone leave a bruise on the skin?

Ecchymoses: There are many causes of a persistent bruising the skin. These range every where from the actual trauma to the site to to drug eruptions caused by the taking of certain drugs for a long time. There is no way to tell you what this diagnosis is without looking at it. ...Read more

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Metacarpal bone of my middle finger is displaced, will it hurt me if it healef there?

Metacarpal bone of my middle finger is displaced, will it hurt me if it healef there?

Fracture Healing: Hi MuhammadW,
If you have a displaced fracture of your 3rd metacarpal, it would be wise to have the fracture reduced (put back into anatomical position) by an Orthopaedic Surgeon. With metacarpal fractures, this is usually accomplished with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning. The risks you take when you do not seek treatment include nonunion of the fracture, which can be painful. ...Read more

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It hurts when I sit down sometimes. I think I bruised my tail bone. How do I know if this is true?

Be seen: If it is bad enough, I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and X-rays will usually reveal the source if your pain. ...Read more

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Is my 5th metacarpal bone fractured is it only really hurt when I leave on it or when I away my arm?

Is my 5th metacarpal bone fractured is it only really hurt when I leave on it or when I away my arm?

5th MCP: Your 5th metacarpal often gets injured or fractured if your strike something with that part of your hand. If it appears deformed or crooked or if it fails to line up with your other fingers, it may be fractured and you should have an XR. All the best and I hope it feels better. ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia get's symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would it be on a scale from 1-10?

Depends: That is a difficult question to answer since different people experience pain differently. The pain scale we typically use is a subjective scale. What might be a three for one person could be a seven for another person. The best use of the scale is to judge an individuals response to pain treatment interventions. ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia has symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would the pain be on a scale from 1-10?

1-10: Impossible to tell without further information. Pain, bleeding, or other problems may run the spectrum from very mild to life threatening. If this is you or someone you know, make sure the oncologist knows what is going on so he/she can help. ...Read more

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After sex I've been experiencing pain in the left side of my pubic bone. Can it just be bruising? What could be the cause?

After sex I've been experiencing pain in the left side of my pubic bone. Can it just be bruising? What could be the cause?

Probably: It sounds more like bruising then anything else. This can occur after vigorous intimate encounters. Try resting and avoiding intercourse for a few days and see if it improves. If it doesn't follow up with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Rash on both side of back bone real red and it itch bad. Felt wet when I tuched it and bumpy. Tried everything it also look bruised what can I be?

Rash on both side of back bone real red and it itch bad. Felt wet when I tuched it and bumpy. Tried everything it also look bruised what can I be?

See a doctor: Cannot possibly diagnose this without seeing it and getting a full history. Go and get a professional to look at it, diagnose it and treat it. Hope it is better soon. ...Read more

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Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Sounds like a bru --: Ised elbow, as the xrays were negative. Protect the elbow, for a 10-14 days and if its only a bruised, it'll get better. If not improving or getting worse, get a another xray as in some cases initial xray may not show a fx, which was present. So protecting it for 2 weeks and re-xraying it would be the way to go.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I suffered what I thought was a deep tibia bone bruise 2 months ago and now I have multiple hard lumps I can move up and down the whole tibia bone.

I suffered what I thought was a deep tibia bone bruise 2 months ago and now I have multiple hard lumps I can move up and down the whole tibia bone.

Varies: When you do sustain a "bone bruise" it can affect the periosteum, which is the lining of the bone. This can result in extra bone formation and the lumps you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and possibly have some further studies. ...Read more

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For months my buttocks bones feel bruised. I haven't excercised or do anything to cause this. After sitting on hard or soft seating still hurts. Why?

Bruised Coccyx?: Sounds like a bruised coccyx. This could have occurred because of prolonged sitting on a hard surface (wooden bench?) if often takes a long time to heal. If you are required to sit on a hard surface (bench at game, school) it would be advisable to use padding or a device such as a donut (round, small pillow). ...Read more

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How do doctors normally treat a bone bruise in a child? Plus, can you get a bone bruise without falling and how? My daugther runs in cross-country.

How do doctors normally treat a bone bruise in a child? Plus, can you get a bone bruise without falling and how? My daugther runs in cross-country.

Bruise = patience: A bone bruise is like a scuff mark in a tree's bark. Bone has sensory endings in the layer around the bones surface like the bark of a tree. If you hit it, the blow can trigger the pain receptors & sometimes a reaction at the bones surface. A bump may form with some calcium buildup. A direct or glancing blow can trigger the event. Over time it will heal on its own. ...Read more

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My coccyx bone protrudes & I feel on some rocks this summer but just bruised my posterior. Now my coccyx bone hurts all the time especially at night.

My coccyx bone protrudes & I feel on some rocks this summer but just bruised my posterior. Now my coccyx bone hurts all the time especially at night.

Coccyx: Yes this is quite painful - you have coccydynia
Do not put pressure on this - use a doughnut pillow, you can also use a topical NSAID gel over the area. I would also try Cold Laser TReatments. If the pain still persists then injections my be considered - try to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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I got hit on my brow bone with a truck door & a minute later there was a huge bump and now it's bruised and tender. Is this serious & when does it go?

Ouch!: The facial areas swell dramatically because there is very little soft tissue. Put ice on it and it should go away in a few days. If you are having headaches with visual changes, nausea, trouble speaking or thinking straight you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My ankle really hurts. I can't move it up and down without it hurting. It feels bruised on the bone. I'm a skiier and I fell during the weekend. Help?

My ankle really hurts. I can't move it up and down without it hurting. It feels bruised on the bone. I'm a skiier and I fell during the weekend. Help?

Get it seen: If you can not put weight on it go to clinic for exam and x-ray. If you can walk on it then you can wait to see your own doctor. Keep elevated and ice it. ...Read more

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Got hit with softball bruised instantly swelled up within 5 minutes a week later still painful to touch on inside of ankle right on the bone. And it t?

Not So Soft.: I played in a softball league for four years. Sometimes those softballs are not so soft. It sounds like the ball caused an impact injury has damaged the medial ankle structure. These can include the vessels and nerves as well as possibly the bone. The foot and ankle should probably be evaluated by a specialist, since a week has gone by and there is still pain to touch. ...Read more

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