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Tissue Injuries Pt 2

Injuries To The Tissues - Part 2

Contusion A soft tissue injury caused by a seepage of blood into tissue; a bruise.
Crepitation A crackling or grating sound heard upon movement of a damaged bone or joint.
Dislocation A separation of a joint and malposition of an extremity.
Ecchymosis Ruptured blood vessels in the subcutaneous tissue, noticeable by a purple discoloration of the skin.
Fracture A crack or break in a bone.
Hematoma A blood-filled swollen area; a goose-egg mass caused by bleeding under the tissues.
Incision A clean, straight, knife-like cut.
Joint Laxity Joint play; motions occurring between the ends of two or more bones that form a joint as it moves through its range of motion.
Laceration A jagged tear in the flesh.
Ligament A band of white, fibrous connective tissue that helps hold bone to bone.
Created by: rusha
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