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Dr. Otto Placik
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How long does it typically take a deep bone bruise to the hand to heal?

Dr. Otto Placik
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How long does it typically take a deep bone bruise to the hand to heal?

3-4 weeks: Moat bruises take 3-4 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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


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

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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How long can deep bone bruise take to heal?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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How long should it take for a deep bone bruise of the knee to heal?

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Mark Galland
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How long should I wait to return to baseball after a deep bone bruise in wrist?

Dr. Mark Galland
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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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Dr. Michael Magoline
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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,

Dr. Michael Magoline
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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,

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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Dr. Michael Fisher
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What is a bone bruise and how long do they take to heal?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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How long is it supposed to it take for a bone bruise to heal?

Dr. Michael Miller
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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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Dr. John Michalski
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Does it take a long time for a bone bruise to heal?

Dr. John Michalski
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Does it take a long time for a bone bruise to heal?

Bone bruise: A bone bruise may take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
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How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

Dr. Michael McGonigal
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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