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Can a hematoma be prevented?

The risk of a hematoma can be reduced by being proactive and following common sense actions. Wear protective safety gear when playing sports, such as shin guards, helmets, and pads. Use a safety belt when riding in cars. Avoid standing or kneeling on countertops. Be careful when climbing a ladder.

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