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A 20 year-old Division 1 football player is injured in practice. His treatment regimen includes immobilization of the knee in 120 degrees of flexion. What injury has this patient most likely sustained?
Iliac crest contusion
Avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter
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After sustaining a muscle contusion injury, prolonged immobilization leads to
increased tensile stiffness.
increased granulation tissue production.
improved recovery of tensile strength.
reduced incidence of myositis ossificans.