A contusion is a crushing injury to the tissues, such as a bruise.

 

Tissue crushing 

The word contusion may refer to both a bruise on the skin, evidenced by discoloration, or a bruise on the bone, evidenced by changes on X-ray, MRI or CT scan. Other soft tissues like muscles and nerves may also be said to be contused if there has been some kind of crushing injury.

Synonyms: 
bruise
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Common joint surface problems in the knee

A quick overview of the problems one sees in the white joint cartilage at the end of the bones in the knee joint.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Bone contusion progression from traumatic knee injury: association of rate of contusion resolution with injury severity. Pedersen DR, El-Khoury GY, Thedens DR, Saad-Eldine M, Phisitkul P and Amendola A. Open Access J Sports Med. 2017; 8: 9–15.

Traumatic Bone Bruises in the Athlete’s Knee. DeAngelis JP and Spindler KP. Sports Health. 2010 Sep; 2(5): 398–402.


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