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How long does a bone bruise last?

How long does a bone bruise last?

Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Can someone tell me how long will my bone bruise last?

Can someone tell me how long will my bone bruise last?

Weeks: Bone bruises should resolve within 4 - 8 weeks, depending on the individual. If symptoms persist you may need repeat imaging done for reassessment. ...Read more

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How long for a bone bruise to heal?

How long for a bone bruise to heal?

Days to weeks: 10 days to 4 weeks depending on severity of injury. ...Read more

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How long can deep bone bruise take to heal?

How long can deep bone bruise take to heal?

Possibly weeks: A deep bone bruise can be thought of as almost a fracture. In some cases, they can take weeks to heal. If symptoms persist or remain concerning, return to your physician for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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How long dows it take for a bone bruise to heal?

How long dows it take for a bone bruise to heal?

Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a bone bruise to heal?

Healing Help: With injury to tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed slowly. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil may help. ...Read more

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What is a bone bruise and how long do they take to heal?

What is a bone bruise and how long do they take to heal?

Bone Bruise: Bone bruises are compression injuries. They can occur from falls, sports injuries and accidents. Bone bruises can be very painful and they often take weeks to several months to heal. As the injury needs time to heal, individuals with a bone bruise must cope with the discomfort during this time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

6 to 8 weeks: Most rib injuries are fractures. Rib "bruises" are most likely fractures in which the ends fit together so well they can't be seen on xray. In most people, rib fractures heal completely in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scaphoid bone bruise to heal?

How long does it take for a scaphoid bone bruise to heal?

Depends: It really depends on the severity of the injury to the scaphoid but I would say at least 4-6 weeks with supportive brace and rest as much as possible. ...Read more

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How long can a bone bruise on the calcaneous take to heel?

How long can a bone bruise on the calcaneous take to heel?

Healing your Heel.: Healing could take anywhere from several weeks to several months. The variability of time is based in part on the location and severity of the bruise. The extent to as how well you will follow the prescribed course of treatment is also a consideration. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to baseball after a deep bone bruise in wrist?

How long should I wait to return to baseball after a deep bone bruise in wrist?

Gradually return...: You may work your way back as your swelling/ pain decreases, you regain full motion, & strength. Also, expect that returning to certain activities may be more difficult than others. Part of this will be based on whether you have injured your dominant/non-dominant wrist & your position. If you have persistent symptoms, consider additional imaging, such as an mri, to r/o soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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I have a "severe bone bruise" of the metacarpals and was placed in a cast they dr said they would call back for follow-up how long will wear this cast?

I have a "severe bone bruise" of the metacarpals and was placed in a cast they dr said they would call back for follow-up how long will wear this cast?

If the bone: Is not broken, generally the will leave the splint or cast on for 1-2 weeks. If there is a fracture, usually the cast stays on for 4-6 weeks. At your next doctor visit, they will probably take another Xray to make sure there was not a small fracture that didn't show up on the first Xray. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more