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How long to heal?(3 posts)

How long to heal?Len J
Oct 24, 2002 2:55 PM
In addition to the broken collarbone, ribs & compression fracture in my back that resulted from my accident, when I landed, I landed (from about 4 feet in the air) straight onto my butt (Which is how I hurt my back). This resulted in a very large under muscle bruise (Hematoma (Sp?)) centrally located on my left sitbone. I figured, so what, bruises heal, I've got bigger things to worry about.

Well it's been almost 6 weeks since the accident. The back is healing nicely, the shoulder and ribs are feeling better every day (Although sleeping is still a bi##h), but this damn bruise won't go away. I still can't sit on it even on a regular chair (I sit on my right cheek mostly) without pain.

Anyone have any experience with this? How long before it goes away? Even if I was tempted to get on the trainer, I can't sit on a bike seat.

I've been around pain in the a@@es before, but I've never had one that lasted this long.

Len
Bone bruise?Kerry
Oct 24, 2002 4:26 PM
Your description sounds like you might have bruised your coccyx (tail bone). I had a fall like this in college, and had a tender tail bone for a couple of years at least. Obviously, the pain decayed exponentially, so a long time after the fall I would only notice it once in a while. Presumably your X-rays didn't show a compression fracture of the coccyx, though a "bone bruise" is like a mild compression fracture. You will be surprised one day (soon) to find that the pain is suddenly tolerable, and then it will slowly fade. You'll be reminded of the injury for a long time.
Might be but..........Len J
Oct 25, 2002 2:42 AM
doctor says he is sure that it is not my Coccyx. He is certain that it is a deep muscle bruise right on the left sit bone. The pain & discomfort is localized to my sit bone not tail bone.

thanks for the response.

Len