Title

Association of Knee Bone Bruise Frequency with Time Post Injury and Type of Soft Tissue Injury

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2008

Publication Title

Orthopedics

Abstract

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.

Volume

31

Issue

5

First Page

1

Last Page

9

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20080501-01

ISSN

0147-7447

Rights

©2008 Healio

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