Hematoma is the American spelling of haematoma, which is an abnormal swelling of clotted blood within a muscle or tissue layer.

 

Causes of hematoma

A hematoma may occur after blunt trauma, especially if the person is on anticoagulants. It may also occur after injections or after surgery.

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

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Chronic expanding hematoma might be a potential insidious challenge for orthopedic surgeon. Pignatti G, Rani N and Carubbi C. Musculoskelet Surg. 2012 Aug;96(2):137-40. doi: 10.1007/s12306-011-0153-4. Epub 2011 Jun 24.


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