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Have a bone contusion involving the antermedial femoral condyle. Been a month since injury. Some swelling, still very stiff. What's best treatment?

Have a bone contusion involving the antermedial femoral condyle. Been a month since injury. Some swelling, still very stiff. What's best treatment?

Time: If that is you're only injury (based on exam and MRI) than you need a few more weeks to let it heal. You can work on strengthening the muscles about the knee and regaining full motion. Some ors may restrict your wt. Bearing the first 4-6 weeks in more severe bone ' bruises'.See your ors if you're stiffness and swelling are not improving spontaneously. Best of luck.! ...Read more

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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Bone "bruise" not HEALING after 2 MOS. Getting more painful, what is going on??? is it broken???

Bone "bruise" not HEALING after 2 MOS. Getting more painful, what is going on??? is it broken???

You are right: You are right in saying that a simple bone bruise would likely be getting better after two months and not likely getting worse. You may need a followup appointment and potentially further studies to reevaluate the initial diagnosis. ...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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Is a cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metatarsals?

Is a cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metatarsals?

Yes: Ultimately anything that minimizes the stress in the bones will help give it time to heal (6-8 weeks) ...Read more

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Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not 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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I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment?

I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment?

Depends: A bone bruise, in and of itself does not need to be protected in a cast the way a fracture would; but casts csn be helpful to control swelling and pain from a bone bruise, and potentially improve function. ...Read more

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Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fractures also result in AVN which prolong the treatment course. ...Read more

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27 year old female. Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb. My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion. Treatment?

27 year old female. Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb. My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion. Treatment?

Conservative: Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace. The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! Http://reference. Medscape. Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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After ankle bone contusion is healed how many time does it take to get back to soccer? How many month of excersise?

After ankle bone contusion is healed how many time does it take to get back to soccer? How many month of excersise?

2-3 months: Bone contusions seen on MRI can take 6-8 weeks to heal with avoidance of high impact activity. 6 weeks of physical therapy usually can get you back in shape to play safely. ...Read more

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I have a bone contusion on my wrist, and it hurts a lot when I swing a bat but not so much when I throw a ball. Should I take time off from baseball?

I have a bone contusion on my wrist, and it hurts a lot when I swing a bat but not so much when I throw a ball. Should I take time off from baseball?

Moderate activity: I would recommend you moderate your activity. If it hurts swinging a bat then I would avoid that activity for a week or two. If you continue to aggravate the wrist with swinging activity it will only take longer to heal. ...Read more

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Could a bone contusion require surgery?

Could a bone contusion require surgery?

No: Simple bone contusion do not require surgery. It heals by itself. However contusion of the joint surface can cause cartillage damage which is not visible on x-ray & may require surgery. ...Read more

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Does a bad bone contusion always require surgery?

No.: Most bone bruises or contusions don't need surgery. If there is extensive pain, slow healing or accompanying ligament or cartilage damage, then surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

Level of pain: A stable, nondisplaced arm fracture may present similar to a severe contusion. Typically, a fracture will hurt for a longer period of time. Also, a fracture usually can be diagnosed with radiographs. ...Read more

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How long can the pain of a bone contusion last?

How long can the pain of a bone contusion last?

3 months: Bone bruises often heal over 3 months. These essentially act as microfractures. Although the pain usually lasts a few weeks, it may persist for a few months, depending on the severity, the bone involved, and the amount of stress repetitively placed on that bone during the recovery period. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sooth bone contusion several weeks after injury?

Several weeks?: Bone contusion should not last that long, did you have x-ray or MRI to diagnose the contusion. If I will be you I would like to the above. ...Read more