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Duct Tape Cut Circulation Wrap Injury
Acts like tourniquet: Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area. Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more
Cut leg 4 weeks ago. Healing, but flesh inside cut is 'popping out' of wound. What is the significance? Used bacitraition, bandages and ACE bandage wrap.
2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?
Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more
It reduces swelling: Inflammation is the chemical & cellular process by which injuries heal.What cold does is cause small blood vessels (arterioles) to constrict, slowing the blood flow.Injury causes blood vessels to be more permeable to let proteins, platelets, etc. get to the wound.These leak into the tissues causing swelling.Slowing blood flow reduces pressure which would force these substances out into the tissues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.
Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Really....: Wrapping yourself in saran wrap isn't the best ideal to lose weight. The occlusion of the skin increases temperature, causes more sweating and forces you to lose water weight. The problem is you have to replace the fluids from the sweating, so it has a 0 net effect. You are better off at the gym exercising at your elevated zone for 30+ minutes and watching your diet. ...Read more
Yes: Using a nonadherent protective covering such as saran wrap helps to keep ice from sticking to your skin. Using a paper towel or t-shirt material or soft cotton cloth or towel can also help to protect the skin if saran wrap is not available. ...Read more
Absolutely: Sports tape can be great if properly applied. If too tight it will restrict venous return and cause swelling. This is especially true on the wrist and ankle in general tape should not be circumferential around the whole limb above the wrist or above the ankle. ...Read more
How to treat a gash on big toe? Er cut off flap of skin. Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday? Bacetracin? None?
A&E used Magnifier tree wood splinter had pierced calf muscle itself pasing fat tissue sent to larger A&E orthopedic cleaned and sutured, correct!
How to treat a gash on big toe? Er cut off flap of skin. Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday? Bacetracin? None? Diabetic and neuropathy.
Large adhesive: If skin is healthy, you can just use a large bandaid and instead of wrapping it around the toe, place it lengthwise with gauze part over the cut. Also, you can use gauze 2x2 square and then secure with paper tape or coflex...If using something with stretch, be careful to not stretch it too tight...Don't want to cut off circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?
It may.: You can try. It may help, and cannot hurt. Use a 6 inch wide, double length ace. ...Read more
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more
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