An injury to the front part of the thigh, usually from a direct blow to that area, is common in contact sports and should be recognized early. If the muscle trauma is severe enough, it can develop into a compartment syndrome, and if untreated, it can lead to muscle necrosis, fibrosis, and calcification (myositis ossificans). Treatment involves the use of the RICE principles (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) and physical therapy. Recovery depends on the severity of the contusion but can take from days to weeks.


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