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Doctor insights on: Could A Bone Contusion Require Surgery

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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?

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?

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