interstitial haematoma

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An accumulation of fluid and blood into interstitial spaces from a split in a muscle envelope. An interstitial haematoma is often accompanied by bruising that makes its way along tissue planes causing discoloration at the skin surface. This has sometimes been referred to as the bruise ‘coming out’. Treatment is similar to that for an intramuscular haematoma; rapid recovery is usual.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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