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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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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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Does a bad bone contusion always require surgery?

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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Tfcc tear and bone contusion. Will all the hand surgeon perform a good tfcc surgery? Or should I ask them for experience?

Tfcc tear and bone contusion. Will all the hand surgeon perform a good tfcc surgery? Or should I ask them for experience?

Experience is key: I addition to tfcc repair, ask your hand/wrist surgeon about the need to shorten the ulna (small bone on the outside of the wrist). Wrists with length discrepancy (one bone longer than the other) can have a propensity to certain injuries/conditions. "leveling" the joint can help prevent recurrent injury/problems. ...Read more

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I dislocated my kneecap, torn mpfl, strained mcl, bone bruises and cartilage damage. I've gone to pt 3x/week for 3 months. Is surgery a good option?

I dislocated my kneecap, torn mpfl, strained mcl, bone bruises and cartilage damage.  I've gone to pt 3x/week for 3 months. Is surgery a good option?

Probably yes if you-: Still having problems like recurrent k.Cap dislocation or subluxations. The bruises, mcl strains should be better by now. The best person to advise would be your orthopod who is treating you. Good luck. ...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?

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

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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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Does drinking milk hel bone contusion to heal faster?

Does drinking milk hel bone contusion to heal faster?

Milk: Not necessarily. A good consistent diet that contains vit d and calcium is important in bone health. Adding more does not make bone heal fastet. ...Read more

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More info about a bone contusion in the 5th metatarsal of an 11 year female ballet dancer?

Contussion Vs Stress: If this was a true direct impact injury and a true contussion, symptoms should respond to relative rest, ice, anti imflammatory messures and a progression back to dance within a week or two. If this is more of a stress or overuse pattern of edema noted on MRI then this becomes more problematic. It should still heal but can reoccur immediately if her intensity of training is not altered. ...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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I am 10 weeks post tibial bone contusion have not had swelling problems until 2 weeks ago which has become more severe each day ?

I am 10 weeks post tibial bone contusion have not had swelling problems until 2 weeks ago which has become more severe each day ?

Needs recheck: Defintely call your physician or orthopedic surgeon. A contusion should have completely healed after 10 weeks and increasing swelling and severity is worrisome. ...Read more

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I was bitten by my cat and am now experiencing extreme pain to the point where i can't grasp items. Is it possible i may have a bone contusion?

Pasturella multicoda: Cat bites can be very dangerous. Often times staph infections or pasturella infections can be caused by cat bites and a tetanus booster in addition to antibiotics should be pursued asap. ...Read more

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My ankle bone contusion won't heal, what to do?

My ankle bone contusion won't heal, what to do?

Either: See superman, who has x-ray vision, or, if he's not available, go to a podiatrist or orthopedist and get an x-ray. What you're calling a contusion might really be a fracture. I assume you have no underlying medical conditions like diabetes that would delay healing. Also, since inflammation is part of healing, taking anti-inflammatory medications will also delay healing. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a drink milk or eat food to strenghten my bones does my bone contusion heal faster?

If a drink milk or eat food to strenghten my bones does my bone contusion heal faster?

Not likely: Unless you have rickets or a severe metabolic syndrome or other deficiency. The effects are not that quick but it's certainly a good idea. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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