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&nbsp