what is the difference between contussion and concussion?

it is an ailments of nrvous system

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  • 1 decade ago
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    concussion is a head injury and contusions are bruises. Here is some more info from wikipedia.org

    Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is the most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury. A milder type of diffuse axonal injury, concussion involves a transient loss of mental function. It can be caused by acceleration or deceleration forces, or by a direct blow. Concussion is generally not associated with penetrating injuries.

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    Bruise ICD-10 S00 - S90

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    A bruise or contusion or ecchymosis is a kind of injury, usually caused by blunt impact, in which the capillaries are damaged, allowing blood to seep into the surrounding tissue. They often induce pain but are not normally dangerous. Sometimes, however, bruises can be serious, leading to hematoma, or can be associated with serious injuries, including fractures and internal bleeding. Minor bruises are easily recognized by their characteristic blue or purple color in the days following the injury.

    The word "bruise" is also used for fruit — a fruit is considered bruised when an impact breaks its internal water-containing structures, leading to a soft spot. More generally, "bruise" is used metaphorically to mean any minor injury: one's ego might be "bruised" if one's painting was not included in a gallery showing, for example. The implication is that the injury is painful but minor and will recover on its own.

    The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation disorders. Unexplained bruising may be a warning sign of child abuse or serious medical problems, such as leukemia and meningoccocal infection. Anybody with unexplained bruising needs urgent examination by a doctor.

    The extent of bruising depends on many factors. The state of the tissue (tensed muscle versus relaxed muscle, for example) can make a large difference, as can the effect of being crushed against underlying bone. People also vary in the sturdiness of their capillaries — some people bruise more easily than others. A deficiency in Vitamin C can make a person more susceptible to bruises.

  • 1 decade ago

    Contussion is bruising of the brain parenchyma. The majority of them occur in the frontal and temporal lobes. Multiple low density areas and punctate hemorrhages will be noted on the CT of the head. Complications may include cerebral edema and transtentorial herniation. The goal of treatment should be to treat the increased intracranial pressure. The prognosis is guarded.

    Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is the most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury. A milder type of diffuse axonal injury, concussion involves a transient loss of mental function. It can be caused by acceleration or deceleration forces, or by a direct blow. Concussion is generally not associated with penetrating injuries.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I see them slightly different but feel it may almost be semantics. Seems in my Spiritual life the mean the same. Faith is not hope to me, hope is hope. Faith is that I know all is working toward my coming to Remembrance no matter what my Human assessments may be or what it feels like. In my Human relationships, I can have a relationship where my "trust" has been broken, & still ultimately have faith in that person knowing within they are the same as me. Trust very often is a judgment based on past experience, theirs & mine. Faith goes much deeper, it has nothing to do with the intellect but comes from the Wisdom of the Heart. A simple gift given to another, "I have complete faith in you" will very often help to release the bonds of past mistakes. I feel I may not have explained this well, the difference is subtle. But this was a great Q! You had me pondering this for 2 days. Many Blessings!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A concussion is a jarring of the the brain which can cause prolonged headaches and sort term memory loss.

    A contusion is brusing meaning that there is bleeding involved in and or around the brain this is much more serious and can result in very serious complications i.e loss of sight, hearing, ability to move,or speak. they also can cause death. Hope that helps reaper out..............

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  • ed
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    1 decade ago

    I think the second word is, "contusion".

    This is a bruise, a term usually applied to more serious damage from a blow or accident.

    Concussion can be caused by the same.

    The brain has been shaken within the skull, such as boxers often sustain.

  • 1 decade ago

    contusion

    n 1: an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration [syn: bruise] 2: the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"

    con·cus·sion

    1 : a hard blow or collision

    2 : a condition resulting from the stunning, damaging, or shattering effects of a hard blow; especially : a jarring injury of the brain resulting in disturbance of cerebral function and sometimes marked by permanent damage

  • 1 decade ago

    Any head injury caused by a violent blow is referred to as a concussion. it usually results in loss of consciousness.

    contussion must be concussion with a "t"!

    anyways .. i guess you are talking about "contusion". it is a bruising ijury which does not break the skin. it is is caused when blood vessels are damaged or broken as the result of a bump or hit to the skin.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    contusion is a heamatoma ie a bruise, with laceration ie cut, concussion is a post traumatic condition after a serious blow to the head. Generally slight swelling to the brain and a bruise to the affected area...both can be serious

    Source(s): i'm smart and a nurse
  • 1 decade ago

    A contusion is more commonly know as a bruise. A concussion is a pretty good blow to the head.

  • 1 decade ago

    i assume the first word you desire to define is, "contusion".

    con·tu·sion (kən-tū'zhən, -tyū'-) pronunciation

    n.

    An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.

    con·cus·sion (kən-kŭsh'ən) pronunciation

    n.

    1. A violent jarring; a shock. See synonyms at collision.

    2. An injury to an organ, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow and followed by a temporary or prolonged loss of function.

    Source(s): answers.com
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