Visible bluish or purplish mark beneath the surface of unbroken skin, indicating burst blood vessels in deeper tissue layers. Bruises are usually caused by a blow or pressure, but they may occur spontaneously in elderly persons. The yellowish hue that becomes visible as a bruise heals comes from the disintegration and gradual absorption of blood.
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Development of a Finite Element-Based Injury Metric for Pulmonary Contusion Part I: Model Development and Validation
Nov 01, 2005; ABSTRACT -Pulmonary contusion is the most commonly identified thoracic soft tissue injury in an automobile crash and after...