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How would you know if you have a soft tissue injury or a possible bruised bone?

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Dr. Jake Heiney
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: MRI

The only way to tell for sure is with a mri.

In brief: MRI

The only way to tell for sure is with a mri.
Dr. Jake Heiney
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: MRI is the best test

A physical exam by a specialized physician should be the first place to start.
The history and knowledge of the anatomy at the injured location will give many clues that aid in arriving at the correct diagnosis. An MRI is currently the best test to demonstrate both a bone bruise and soft tissue injuries. X-rays demonstrate fractures, but not bone bruising, often termed a "microfracture.".

In brief: MRI is the best test

A physical exam by a specialized physician should be the first place to start.
The history and knowledge of the anatomy at the injured location will give many clues that aid in arriving at the correct diagnosis. An MRI is currently the best test to demonstrate both a bone bruise and soft tissue injuries. X-rays demonstrate fractures, but not bone bruising, often termed a "microfracture.".
Dr. Frank Holmes
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