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Bone Contusion Knee Treatment
I fell the other day and hurt my knee. I do think it's only a bone bruise bc I can bend it. There is swelling. How long for the swelling &treatments?
Several days: Bone bruises can take a few weeks to resolve. Rest and ice will help alleviate pain and swelling. You should consult an orthopedic specialist and have X rays just to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more
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
Fell on knee 2 months ago. Bad bruise healed but still painful to kneel. No swelling. Bursitis? Chipped bone? See a doctor? Wait for healing? Treatment?
Ortho evaluation: Symptoms persisting for two months require expert evaluation with radiographic and perhaps mr exams. History and physical exam by orthopedic doctor necessary to determine problem and course of therapy ...Read more
My son fell off a small trampoline and landed knee first he has a bump on his knee an he keeps complaining it hurts. Could it be a bone contusion?
Several weeks: Several weeks in a healthy patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
I hurt my knee a week ago and I think it's only a bone bruise bc I can move and bend it. But now it's locking and giving out. Why is this happening?
Meniscal tear?: Locking, grinding, giving out with pain may indicate a meniscal tear. Please visit your primary care physician or orthopedic specialist for an examination. Many meniscal tears heal on their own without surgery over time. If not allergic, can take ibuprofen or naproxen OTC for pain. Your ankle sprain will make it easier to reinjure your leg. Please take care. Do you have crutches to use? ...Read more
I got a knee bone bruise a few months ago and I didn't relax my left knee is that bad when you didn't sit down and relax my left knee. I don't know?
See below: The mechanism of injury is important I guess you never sought out any medical attention since you've injured her knee. If you're still having problems such as pain swelling clicking Locking buckling or giving way I would seek an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and recommendations. Good luck thank you ...Read more
I crashed my bike thurs ended w/a non-diagnosed bone bruise on outside of my knee. Treated w/rice&finished ride. Cont rice& riding next 2 dys w/no pain cycling. Is it ok to cont cycling?
Yes, if U R not hav-: Ing any symptoms then it should be okay to continue. Let the symptoms dictate what you can do, if anything worsens, stop and go down a notch or two, but continue. If it continues to persist do see your orthopod. ...Read more
I have a small tear in my ACL which caused a severe bone bruise. Its been 2 months, can't lock out my knee, have pain...How much longer to heal?
How long does it take for bone bruise around knee to heal? Should you avoid playing sports on it within the days following injury?
Weeks: A bone bruise can take several weeks, up to 6 - 8 weeks to heal. I would avoid sports for 1 - 2 weeks, then gradually resume, and back off again if symptoms return. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a bruise on the side of my knee it's yellow with a little bit of purple next to it. I am not sure if it could be a bone bruise or not?
Healing: As bruises heal they turn all sorts of colors. The blood in your tissue breaks down, it will eventually fade. Don't worry. If not fading over the next week or so, see a doctor ...Read more
Left knee has a bone bruise. Its 6 weeks after incident/MRI and still in pain. How much longer can I expect to recover until I can play sports etc.?
Rest it: The less you use it, the faster it will heal. This is one case where you should not "suck it up" and return to sports too early. Continued stress on a weakened bone can lead to displaced intra articular fracture and premature arthritis. Go with protected weight bearing until there is no more pain, then it should be fully healed. ...Read more
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
I had a bad contusion on the back lower portion of my rt. Leg several months ago. Soreness presists. It is possible I burised the bone? Treatment?
Yes it is possible: Depends on the type and way of injury. If you still have pain get examined. Be sure you are fine. Best to just see the doctor ...Read more
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
Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more
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
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?
Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?
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
There is a increase in the size of my moms L5 bone due to which she had severe body and knee pains. What would be the treatment for it?
See details: I am not sure what is meant by an increase in the L5 bone. As you describing arthritic changes? The best approach is to ask the doctor who ordered the x rays. Seeing a rheumatologist would also be a good idea. ...Read more
Is umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells proven treatment for bone on bone knee OA? How long will relief last?
Unproven treatment: This is not scientifically documented or approved treatment. It isn't proved at all. There's no way to know whether it will provide relief or how long it will last. Be very skeptical of claims by the doctor or clinic proposing such treatment. [Additional comment after seeing your reply message: There's a reason this treatment isn't covered by most health insurance plans! ] ...Read more
What are the alternative treatment for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?
Need prognosis for woman 75, stage 4 breast cancer, mets to (hip/knee bone): otherwise VERY healthful. Refuses treatment. Planning long RV trip soon!
Can't preduct: She should go on her trip and enjoy herself. There are lots of different kinds of breast cancer and even tumors of the same kind and at the same stage can kill in a short time or stay quiescent for years. Cherish every day you have together. ...Read more
What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?
You need an X-ray: To be sure there's not something going on in the bone other than a bruise. This could be serious. Good luck ...Read more
What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.
Compartment syndrome: Is not likely to move up to the thigh from the lower leg. The fascia of the muscles of the legs and arms is so tight that it doesn't allow for expansion in the crushed muscle so the swelling leads to pain and damage to additional muscle and can result in loss of the limb in extreme cases. Have it checked in an emergency room...Special equipment to measure increase in pressure in the muscle. ...Read more
Is physiotherapy including isometric/static exercises and ultrasound therapy good for bone bruise?
What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?
Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more
Depends on direction: This depends on the direction of fracture. If the fracture is horizontal, the knee has to be immobilized to prevent possible displacement of the fracture and disruption of the knee extensor mechanism. If the fracture is vertical, you don't have to do much. Just don't do anything that causes pain in the knee and try to prevent any further trauma for about 2-3 months. ...Read more
My legs are very tender when pressure is applied to the shin and bones in my lower leg. I am fairly athletic. Could this be a bone bruise?
Shin splints: It sounds like shin splints. This occurs from running on hard surfaces. It also occurs when you have tight calf muscle from poor flexibility. Try stretching before and after activity. Also make sure you are changing your sneakers every 4-6 months and also get a pair of orthotics. If you still continue to have discomfort see your doctor about further evaluation. ...Read more
I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,
Repeat x-ray: I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated ...Read more
How long and how do you heal knee bone contusions? I have bruising on the patella, and the end of the femur. From an injury I suffered 2 yrs ago.
Usually 6-8 weeks: You are way outside the window for calling it due to a bone bruise--should be seen by an orthopedist for history, exam & likely new x-rays to see what is going on. It may be trying to tell you something. ...Read more
I fell a week ago&hit right kneecap. Large bruise to left of knee. Hard quarter size lump in middle of bruise. Painful &itching around. Need treatment?
Knee cap injury: Can u still bend the knee at least 90 degrees with minimal pain? Can you lift your leg up off the ground with the knee straight and using only your thigh (quad) muscles to accomplish this? Is it improving with less pain and swelling? If yes than u can treat with RICE (rest, ice., compression, exercise like simple stretching), if not u should see an orthopaedist. ...Read more
I got 1 square inch bruise two days ago in my knee from a fall from a chair 1 foot high. What is the severity level & the treatment? What shall I do?
7 weeks ago was in a mva both knees sustained a hard blow there are bone contusions with bone marrow edema and a broken patella what are my risks?
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