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CONTUSION, med. jurisp. An injury or lesion, arising from the shock of a body with a large surface, which presents no loss of substance, and no apparent wound. If the skin be divided, the injury takes the name of a contused wound. Vide 1 Ch. Pr, 38; 4 Carr. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; 6 Carr. & P. 684; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 178.

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1,13,14) However, in 1975, Trinkle et al concluded that many patients with flail chest could be managed in a manner similar to that used in the treatment of pulmonary contusion with a regimen that included analgesia, supplemental oxygen, strict maintenance of intravascular volume, CPAP, and tracheobronchial toilet.
Holmgren and his co-authors propose the acronym LIPS-N [Lip laceration, Intraoral laceration, Periorbital contusion, Subconjunctival hemorrhage and Nasal laceration) as a tool to assess when a trauma patient who is getting head CT should also get facial CT.
Fractured teeth and contusions were the usual injury to the face, followed by fractures of fingers, wrists, legs, ankles, and arms.
Pulmonary contusions are similarly notoriously difficult to diagnose.
She's also sustained more concussions and contusions than she'd care to count doing stunts known as ``thumpers.
When sprains and strains, bruises and contusions, cuts and lacerations, and fractures are combined, they accounted for nearly two-thirds of the cases with days away from work.
The Elbowlift Suspension Pad, designed to protect the sensitive olecranon and olecranon bursa from friction burns and contusions, is given a similar treatment.
CLEVELAND -- CLEVELAND, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 10 million sports injuries occur every year, and 95% of those involve soft tissue, minor trauma injuries, contusions (bruises), sprains and strains.
Our experience shows that the frequency of losses in workers compensation involve sprains, strains, cuts, contusions, and abrasions to fingers, toes, feet, ankles, arms and legs.
Halloween-related accidents include such injuries as fractures, dislocations, sprains, contusions, lacerations, abrasions and head trauma.
Two people injured in an accident were taken to the National Hospital's neurotrauma department with closed craniocerebral trauma, contusions.
The source also said that it was almost certain that the death of one inmate, which the autopsy said was from ``asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression, contusions, abrasions and the six fractured ribs inflicted by a long straight-edge instrument like the end of an M-16 rifle,'' was most likely self-inflicted.