A GP guide to haematomas of the thigh
With a variety of options available for investigation and management, this relatively common sports injury often has a favourable outcome.
Need to know:
- Most thigh haematomas can be managed conservatively with the RICE principle.
- Early (day 7-12) ultrasound-guided aspiration of moderate to severe intramuscular haematomas reduces the risk of delayed recovery and/or need for surgical intervention.
- Consider referral for potential surgical evacuation of moderate