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BRUISE, med. jurisp. An injury done with violence to the person, without breaking the skin; it is nearly synonymous with contusion. (q . v.) 1. Ch. Pr. 38; vide 4 Car. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; Eng. C. L. Rep. 430, 526, 529. Vide Wound.

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Swansea head physio Kate Rees said: "While there is no serious muscle or tissue damage, he suffered severe swelling and bruising to his thigh which will take up to six weeks to clear up.
O'HARE'S EURO JOY EDINBURGH runner Chris O'Hare claimed 1500m bronze at the European Championships last night - but only after surviving a bruising battle in Zurich.
While many steps are taken to reduce bruising with any procedure including facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty surgery, and injections of facial fillers, sometimes it can occur.
Popular sports doctors have found that they have restrictions when helping athletes recover from bruising, swelling, and trauma from impact, but homeopathic medicines have given them a safer option.
Sometimes bruising can indicate a problem with blood clotting, such as haemophilia.
But Miss Baxter said she had become aware of bruising on her son's face and buttocks.
Swelling and bruising are two of the biggest factors influencing recovery time from facial surgery.
Noel, whose brother Liam was not in the taxi, was in the front seat of the car, and suffered "heavy facial bruising and seat belt cuts", a statement said.
Starr also told authorities she was shocked at the amount of bruising on her son's body that day.
The Illustra benefits both doctors and patients by offering a cost-efficient, effective way to remedy facial spider veins immediately, without purpura or bruising following the treatment.
Prof Whitwell, who gave the cause of death as "head injury", said that there was also bruising to the spinal cord.