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contusion

 [kon-too´zhun]
injury to tissues with skin discoloration and without breakage of skin; called also bruise. Blood from the broken vessels accumulates in surrounding tissues, producing pain, swelling, and tenderness, and the discoloration is the result of blood seepage just under the skin. Most heal without special treatment, but cold compresses may reduce bleeding if applied immediately after the injury, and thus may reduce swelling, discoloration, and pain.

If a contusion is unusually severe, the injured part should be rested and slightly elevated; later application of heat may hasten absorption of blood. Serious complications may develop in some cases. Normally blood is drawn off from the bruised area in a few days, but occasionally blood clotted in the area may form a cyst or may calcify and require surgical treatment. Contusions may also be complicated by infection.
cerebral contusion contusion of the brain following a head injury. It may occur with extradural or subdural collections of blood, in which case the patient may be left with neurologic defects or epilepsy. (See also cranial hematoma.)

bruise

(brūz), Avoid applying this word to hemorrhagic lesions (e.g., extravasation of blood due to coagulation disorder or leakage of blood at a venipuncture site) that are not due to blunt injury.
A blunt injury producing a hematoma or diffuse extravasation of blood without rupture of the skin.
[M.E. bruisen, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

bruise

(bro͞oz)
n.
An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.

bruise

noun A contusion secondary to traumatic injury of the soft tissues which interrupts capillaries and causes leakage of red cells (RBCs). A bruise appears in the skin as a non-blanchable reddish-purple discolouration. As it fades, it transitions from brown to green to yellow as the body metabolises the RBCs and haeme pigment.
 
Management
Local ice packs after injury.
 
verb To inflict an injury on a person physically or mentally.

bruise

A contusion 2º to traumatic injury of the soft tissues which interrupts capillaries and causes leakage of RBCs; in the skin it appears as a reddish-purple discoloration which does not blanch when pressed upon; when it fades it becomes green and brown as the body metabolizes the RBCs in the skin Management Local ice packs after injury

bruise

(brūz)
1. An injury producing a hematoma or diffuse extravasation of blood withoutrupture of the skin.
2. Synonym(s): contuse.
[M.E.bruisen, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

bruise

The appearance caused by blood released into or under the skin, usually as a result of injury, but sometimes occurring spontaneously in case of bleeding disorders or disease of the blood vessels.
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In fact, you can guess both the general age of a bruise and roughly where it is in the healing process just by its color.
He then told jurors it did appear that she had another bruise but denied knowing how she got it or remembering it.
As with the other products in the Arnicare line, the active ingredient in Arnicare Bruise is Arnica montana, a European flowering plant--also known by such names as leopard's bane, wolfs bane and mountain tobacco --that is commonly used in herbal remedies to relieve muscle aches and stiffness, swelling, and discoloration from bruises.
Thus, it is possible to reconstruct or predict the mechanism of injury based on a patterned bruise. (1-3) Bruising on the anterior abdominal wall could be the only clinical finding suggestive of intra-abdominal injury.
THE mother of a toddler who was found with 14 bruises and blackened with dirt in urine-soaked clothes has admitted child cruelty.
In addition, studies (Martinezo-Cerezo et al., 2005; Muchenje et al., 2009) have been conducted to determine the occurrence of bruises in cattle from the farm to the abattoir however, the level of bruising and the relation to CK values was not considered.
Studies have shown poor interobserver reliability in assessing bruise coloring and poor physician accuracy in characterizing coloring.
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The occasional little "mystery bruise" that shows up on an arm or leg even when you don't recall bumping that limb is not a cause for concern.
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