Contusion: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is another name for a contusion?

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1. Why might a contusion be painful to the touch?

2. Contusions may increase with:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A contusion occurs when blood vessels become damaged. This quiz/worksheet combo will determine what you've learned from the lesson on contusion symptoms and treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools assess your knowledge of:

  • An alternate name for a contusion
  • Why a contusion may be painful to the touch
  • How contusions may increase
  • How to lessen their severity
  • What to do if a contusion does not heal on its own

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why contusions are painful and how to lessen their severity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how and why contusions form

Additional Learning

To learn more about bruising, review the corresponding lesson titled Contusion: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Define contusion
  • Examine their commonality
  • Identify different contusion symptoms
  • Discuss how they can be treated