What are contusions?
A person with a contusion has a bruise. A contusion is a swollen collection of blood that forms when blood vessels are broken, due to an injury. The color of a bruise represents blood that leaked into the tissue beneath the skin. Minor injuries cause contusions in the tissues just beneath the skin; however, severe injuries can cause contusions in muscles, bone or internal organs.
What are the symptoms of contusions?
Symptoms of contusion include skin bruising, skin swelling, localized pain and tenderness.
How does the doctor treat contusions?
The treatment of contusions depends on the location and severity of injury. Treatment for a contusion may include rest, cold compresses, crutches, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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