General Guideline Principles for Contusions
for workers compensation patients
The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Contusions.
These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.
The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.
Contusions of Elbow Injuries
A contusion is an injury to a body part that involves subcutaneous bleeding without a breach in the skin. It has bruises and is an acute injury.
Medications of Contusions
NSAIDs, Acetaminophen are recommended for elbow contusions.
Treatments of Contusions
- Immobilisation for Elbow Contusions
Immobilization for Elbow Contusions are not recommended for elbow contusions.
Rationale for Recommendation – It is advised that medical treatment for contusions focus on preserving normal elbow function. Anti-inflammatory drugs should therefore be part of the treatment while immobility should be avoided. Additionally, early mobilization needs to be promoted. Rest, ice, compression, elevation, and range-of-motion exercises can all be summed up as medical care.
- Ice, Compression, and Range-of-Motion Exercises for Contusions
Ice, Compression, and Range-of-Motion Exercises for Contusions are recommended for elbow contusions.
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