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Definition an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration (bruising)
  • For initial treatment of a mild contusion, remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
  • Initial treatment of a contusion calls for ice for 10 to 15 minutes every two hours, but after a day or two, heat may be helpful.
  • the bruise resulted from a contusion
  • Half was a purple contusion that hung in strips like a shredded mask.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • There are multiple fractures and contusions, some with open gashes in them.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Four other men, including two of the Algerians, sustained contusions.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • She had countless contusions and fractures.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Lab reports show semen, and medicals show contusions and lacerations.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "Well, your head, except that you have one or two contusions, is exactly where it ought to be—on your shoulders," said my uncle, laughing.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • While he examined her he explained about abrasions and contusions and the healing process.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The head had received a severe contusion, but he had seen greater injuries recovered from: he was by no means hopeless; he spoke cheerfully.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Both contusion and concussion of the brain had occurred.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Both arms were broken, along with multiple lacerations, contusions, I suspect internal injuries and a severe concussion.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Jones received this full in his eyes, and it had infinitely a stronger effect on him than all the contusions which he had received before.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Deeds of violence, brutalities, contusions, fractures; this is the work of the revolutions from Luther to Mirabeau.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • And most serious, the contusions on my brain.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Only spent a couple hours at most in the river; the contusions and lacerations are evident.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Then those troubling eyes, the color of contusions, refocused on the twenty-dollar bill.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Benjamin received a severe contusion from the recoil of his gun, which produced a short stupor, during which period the ex-steward was prostrate on the ground.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • The night before, Paramedic (in Training) Lindsey Lee Wells had diagnosed him with moderate contusions and "sprained balls" after an exhaustive search of medical Websites.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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