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contusione

Contusions form when a blunt object strikes certain parts of the body, rupturing subcutaneous blood vessels. There is no discharge of blood, and usually the bruises are swollen and painful, limiting the function of the affected body part.

What to do?

  1. Apply an ice pack for 20 minutes, avoiding putting it directly on the skin. Protect the victim’s skin by placing a wet garment between the ice and the skin.
  2. If arms or legs are involved, apply an elastic bandage with many gauze pads.
  3. Check whether a fracture is present.
  4. Keep the arm or leg injured, above the level of the heart, in order to reduce pain and swelling.
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