A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Elbowenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about elbow contusions (bruises).elbow contusion in kids, elbow contusion in toddlers, elbow contusion in preschoolers, elbow contusion in tweens, elbow contusion in teens, bruise in baby, bruise in babies, bruise in toddlers, bruise in preschoolers, bruise in gradeschoolers, bruise in teens, bruise in kids, contusion in baby, contusion in babies, contusion in toddlers, contusion in preschoolers, contusion in gradeschoolers, contusion in teens, contusion in kids, contusions, bruises, safety, accidents, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, kids with contusions, kids and contusions, bruised, kids with bruises, kids and bruises, when to get stitches, falls, bruised, bruse, brused, treat a bruise, bruses, broozes, elbow injury, elbow injuries, contusion on elbow, elbow contusion in baby, elbow contusion in babies, elbow contusion in toddlers, elbow contusion in preschoolers, elbow contusion in gradeschoolers, elbow contusion in teens, elbow contusion in tweens, elbow contusion in kids, elbow, elbow contusions, elbow bruises, elbow injury, elbow injuries, bruise on elbow, elbow bruise in baby, elbow bruise in babies, elbow bruise in toddlers, elbow bruise in preschoolers, elbow bruise in gradeschoolers, elbow bruise in teens, elbow bruise in kids, bruised elbow, elbow bruise, bruise on the elbow, contusion on the elbow, bruise on elbow, elbow bruises, elbow bruised09/06/201203/25/201909/02/201908c49977-f150-4dad-985c-01d0eeb34356https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-elbow-contusion.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Bruise</strong></p> <p>A contusion (kun-TOO-zhun), or bruise,&nbsp;of the elbow is an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">injury</a> to the skin and underlying tissue of the elbow.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A contusion, or bruise, forms when soft tissue in the body is crushed but the skin doesn't break. When this happens, blood from broken capillaries (small blood vessels) near the skin's surface may leak out under the skin. With no place to go, the blood gets trapped, often forming a red or purplish mark that hurts when you touch it.</p> <p>As a contusion heals, it may turn different colors, from red and purple to black and blue and then to green, yellow, and light brown before fading away.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Applying a cold compress to a contusion may help minimize swelling and bruising. Seek <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dr-visits.html/">medical attention</a> if a contusion doesn't heal or continues to be painful.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), FingerLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the finger.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-finger-contusion.html/1ac72db4-049c-4436-bad5-d3c948a101d5
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), ForearmLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the forearm.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-forearm-contusion.html/68a5d853-c6ca-403a-8702-d886d4098211
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), HandLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the hand.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hand-contusion.html/bade5627-e6bc-4419-9b8f-0729d2d9b66f
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), ShoulderLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the shoulder.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-shoulder-contusion.html/98a7ec3e-5256-4b46-a1a9-4e6bafa66663
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
First Aid & Safety CenterBoo-boos, bug bites, and broken bones - oh my! Here's your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about how to keep kids safe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/safety-center.html/8f5e951a-d268-485c-acb8-ffd18e45401f
First Aid: FallsAlthough most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/falls-sheet.html/1cb1d94d-8d61-4ea2-8607-27bdffc5b098
First-Aid KitA well-stocked first-aid kit, kept in easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Learn where you should keep a kit and what to put in it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/2f6d45fe-811c-4a37-b584-11ae49855085
Nursemaid's ElbowYoung kids are at risk for a common injury known as nursemaid's elbow, which is easy for a doctor to fix. To help prevent it, never swing or lift a child by the lower arm, hands, or wrists.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nursemaid.html/60216e3a-72d6-4ea0-834c-13b756747c5d
Quadriceps ContusionQuadriceps contusions are common in sports that have a lot of direct contact or a chance of collisions or wipeouts. Find out what to do if you get one - and how to avoid them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/quad-contusions.html/6cc04b45-87fb-4965-a1eb-dd0219d51e1e
What's a Bruise?Have you ever had a bruise that turned a bunch of different colors before it went away? Find out why in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bruise.html/88f41443-4425-4b8c-ae6d-9945f7602efc
Word! BruiseWhen you bang a part of your body against something, your skin might turn different colors where you bumped it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-bruise.html/aaaed3a2-5969-448d-90ec-8fc7cafbe5b5