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How long do bone bruises in the knee area usually take to heal?

How long do bone bruises in the knee area usually take to heal?

Highly variable time: The natural history of bone bruises within the knee has been the subject of ongoing study. Conflicting data exists suggesting that there really is extensive variability in the recovery timeline. Researchers are seeking to elucidate tell tale clues or factors that may one day help us better predict which bruises will resolve rapidly from those that may take an extended period of time.

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How long does it take for bone bruise around knee to heal? Should you avoid playing sports on it within the days following injury?

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!

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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?

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?

See ortho: You need to see an orthopedic doctor and perhaps get some physical therapy since this may cause problems with muscle contracture and atrophy. Make an appt now since permanent damage may already have occurred.

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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29/f feels like butt bone is bruised sometimes, pain in left hip, thighs, knee and down to foot? Take a kickboxing class 3 times a week also.

Maybe you: Got kicked? Or it could be a herniated disc. Or something in the pelvic organs. You need to see a doctor to figure it out.

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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.?

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.

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My knee is swelled up a lot and making it so I can't straighten my leg. Could it b dislocated or just bruised bone?

My knee is swelled up a lot and making it so I can't straighten my leg. Could it b dislocated or just bruised bone?

Let me explain: When you have a lot of water in the knee usually you cannot straighten your knee. Having a lot of fluids mean an injury happened so go and check it out.

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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?

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?

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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?

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

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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.

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How can you tell difference between fractured knee cap and bruised bone?

Image study: The fracture, or contusion of patela, or even a sprain strain of knee joinit can have similar pain and confused symptoms. A x ray will rule out boney problem for most part.

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Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Dislocated knee: Differentiate between dislocated patella and a dislocated knee--but, yes, both can cause fracture and bone bruise. Higher energy injury may be the culprit.

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Is yoga okay to do with a bruised knee bone?

Is yoga okay to do with a bruised knee bone?

Depends: If one is doing yoga that is not bothering one's knee, go ahead. Avoid movements or positions that cause discomfort.

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Is it okay to do yoga and exercise once you've been diagnosed with a bruised bone knee?

Is it okay to do yoga and exercise once you've been diagnosed with a bruised bone knee?

Exercise Gently: Quote Dr. John Lyftogt: "Rest is not a stimulus for repair." Gentle exercise stimulates blood and lymphatic flow & repair. Go easy. If knee is fractured, a certain amount of rest is required. If pain fails to subside within 3-6 weeks, it may be more than a bruise: fibular displacement or femoral nerve inflammation, for example. Seeing a dr. Knowledgeable about chronic injury may then be appropriate.

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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?

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

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