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What are Bone Bruises?

After a direct contact or a twisting injury, such as an ACL tear, an athlete may have a bruise on the bone itself. It is possible to suffer swelling and injury to a bone without actually breaking the bone. Though bone bruises usually heal on their own, a small percentage can cause joint problems or fractures. The more concentrated a bone bruise is, the more of a problem it causes. In effect, it's the same concept as taking a hammer and striking one tiny spot versus hitting a big, broad area.


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