Association of Knee Bone Bruise Frequency with Time Post Injury and Type of Soft Tissue Injury
This study correlated the frequency of bone bruises with soft tissue injuries in the knee and examined bruise frequency as a function of time postinjury. Magnetic resonance imaging of 1546 patients revealed bone bruises in 19% of patients without an associated meniscal or ligamentous injury. For those patients presenting with at least one meniscoligamentous injury, the frequency of bruising was 60% at 0 to 4 weeks, 42% at 4 to 10 weeks, and 31% at 10 to 26 weeks postinjury. The frequency of bruising varied with the presence of concomitant injuries, with the greatest frequency of bruises (78%) observed in patients with anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
Atkinson, Patrick; Cooper, T. G.; Anseth, S.; Walter, N. E.; Kargus, R.; and Haut, R. C., "Association of Knee Bone Bruise Frequency with Time Post Injury and Type of Soft Tissue Injury" (2008). Mechanical Engineering Publications. 64.