Kissing contusion

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Contusions of both surfaces of the knee joint are known as kissing contusions. These contusions are generally found by magnetic resonance imaging and most cases are associated with ligamentous or menisceal injuries.[1][2]


  1. Terzidis, I. P. (October 2004). "The appearance of kissing contusion in the acutely injured knee in the athletes". Br J Sports Med. 38 (5): 592–596. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2003.006718. PMC 1724935. PMID 15388546.
  2. Major, Nancy M.; Anderson, Mark W. (2020). "15. Knee". Musculoskeletal. Philadelphia: Elsevier. p. 403. ISBN 978-0-323-415606. Archived from the original on 2022-09-27. Retrieved 2022-09-24.