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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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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

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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 should it take for a deep bone bruise of the knee to heal?

How long should it take for a deep bone bruise of the knee to heal?

Highly variable: Deep knee bruises (contusions) have a highly variable recovery timeframe. Not all bruises about the knee are the same. Important variables inlcude: actual location of bruise; level of impacting force applied to cause bruise; whether or not overlying articular cartilage is involved. Best diagnosed and followed by routine mri. Seek evaluation and treatment from your orthopaedic surgeon for your knee. ...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 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,

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

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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 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 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! ...Read more

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I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?

I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?

Hard to say: Bone contusions can be treated in a variety of fashions depending on location, symptoms, etc. Usually, we will treat these with a cast boot to immobilize and rest the foot, ice, antiinflammatories and limited standing/walking. In severe cases, non weightbearing (crutches) may be needed. Follow the instructions of your foot care physician. Dr. L. ...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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more