A haematoma is a collection or pooling of blood in an area of the body, creating a clotted lump.


Fracture haematoma or muscle haematoma?

The initial haematoma in a fracture carries to the site of injury those important substances that trigger healing. In the muscle, the haematoma essentially does the same thing but the clot may persist as a blood filled lump which might need to be removed.


An overview of acute muscle and tendon injury around the knee.



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