Quad Contusion ICD-110
A- initial encounter
D- subsequent encounter
Quad Contusion ICD-9
- 924.00 Contusion of lower limb: thigh
Quad Contusion Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History
- Quadriceps muscle are most often injured by a direct blow.
- Common in contact sports: football, rugby, hockey
Quad Contusion Anatomy
- The quadriceps muscle is a group of four muscles in the front of the thigh. The quad muscles include the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and the rectus femoris
Quad Contusion Clinical Evaluation
- Tenderness, bruising and pain in the anterior thigh.
Quad Contusion Xray / Diagnositc Tests
- Xray indicated if fracture is suspected. Rarely helpful otherwise.
- MRI can confirm the injury, but is rarely needed.
Quad Contusion Classification / Treatment
- Treatment= RICE=rest, ice, compression, elevation; gentle stretching and strengthening exercise program, gradual return to activities. Compression can be provided with a Thigh Compression Sleeve.
Quad Contusion Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis
- Hamstring Tear
- Iliopsoas strain
Quad Contusion Complications
- Muscle atrophy
- Myositis ossificans
Quad Contusion Follow-up Care
- Generally there are no long term effects, however some severe quadriceps contusions develop myositis ossificans with knee flexion restrictions and radiographic appearances that simulate malignant tumors.
Quad Contusion Review References