A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Lower Legenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the lower leg.lower leg contusion in kids, lower leg contusion in toddlers, lower leg contusion in preschoolers, lower leg contusion in tweens, lower leg 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, legs, leg injuries, leg injury, hurt leg, leg bruises09/06/201203/25/201909/02/20191c8911b9-fdab-4716-824b-22496831ee8ahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-lleg-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, of the lower leg is an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/safety-center.html/">injury</a> to the skin and underlying tissue of the lower leg.</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), AnkleLearn more about ankle contusions (bruises).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-ankle-contusion.html/9f7a0434-f395-40dd-9271-2894e62f59ce
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), HipLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the hip.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hip-contusion.html/f5ed7913-d561-4008-9010-ad62a1b85f48
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), KneeLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the knee.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-knee-contusion.html/f0c2c95e-f4f8-4314-aa05-3e2d220a5d0b
Blount DiseaseBlount disease is a growth disorder that affects the bones of the lower leg. It causes bowing of the leg below the knee, which gets worse if it's not treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/blount-disease.html/b7450bea-13eb-436d-9d3b-c66742c5aedb
BruisesThis article is all about bruises, including why they happen, how to make them go away faster, and why they turn all those funny colors.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bruises.html/b19d5144-57c3-4dab-804f-54813d5179c0
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
Hamstring StrainA hamstring strain happens when one or more of the muscles in the back of the leg gets stretched too far and starts to tear. Find out how to treat hamstring strains in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hamstring-strain.html/916a5522-34cb-41b2-bfa0-79128d0b135c
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
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