Pulmonary contusions are associated with a high mortality and morbidity, with risk of ARDS increasing as the size of the contusion grows. Mechanical ventilation and pain control are often needed to treat pulmonary contusions. Resources for opioid prescribing guidelines, as well as nonopioid alternatives, can be found here.
S27.329A – Contusion of lung, unspecified, initial encounter
262784001 – Contusion of lung