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After a hard impact (martial arts) my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Contusion

It is more likely that you have a hematoma (collection of blood after an injury).
The shin area is very commonly involved since there is a small amount of flesh between the skin and the bone. It will resolve in a month or 2. If you think you have a bone chip get it x-rayed .

In brief: Contusion

It is more likely that you have a hematoma (collection of blood after an injury).
The shin area is very commonly involved since there is a small amount of flesh between the skin and the bone. It will resolve in a month or 2. If you think you have a bone chip get it x-rayed .
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