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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Yankee's Derek Jeter with bone bruise of the left foot

MLB injury list has Derek Jeter on there with a left foot bone bruise.  Bone bruises happens when there is a trauma to the bone, think of it as a punch delivered to the bone causing bone swelling.   The bone as an outer covering called the periosteum that carries blood to the bone and with a bone bruise, more blood is sent to the bone with healing factors to help heal this injury.   Can take up to 6-8 weeks for full resolution in most cases.
MRI's are useful as well as ultrasound can help detect this injury.

Dr. Kevin Lam
Director of Family Foot and Leg Center
Naples, FL

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