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What should I do if I get a deep bruise on my elbow?

If you have a deep bruise, or contusion, on your elbow, you should immediately use ice and pressure for at least 20 minutes, and continue every two hours for the first 24 hours. If you suspect a fracture, you should see a physician.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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