Just the sound of “bone bruise” doesn’t give off impression of importance. However, in reality a bone bruise is quite severe and is often described as one step below a fractured bone. A bone bruise normally occurs when several trabeculae (aka spongy bone) breaks. This is slightly different from a fracture, since a fracture is when all the trabeculae break in a specific area. There are three types of bone bruises:

  1. Subperiosteal hematoma: bruise due to impact, resulting in internal bleed
  2. Intaosseous Bruising: the bruise occurs in the bone marrow, and is a result of a heavy blow/impact on the bone.
  3. Subchondral Bruise: bleeding between cartilage and bone such as in a joint.

Physical Therapy is also beneficial to the patient in order to maintain full range of motion as well as maintaining muscle. Walking with crutches are also recommended, only if bearing weight on your injured leg is painful.

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