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How to treat arterial injuries?

How to treat arterial injuries?

Surgery : Depends on the type and location of injury. Some are treated by surgery while others can be treated by covered stent grafts, some injuries can be treated by observation alone.

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How to treat knee injury when hurling?

How to treat knee injury when hurling?

Stop Playing: Hurling is a collision sport with rapid, forceful, high speed direction changes of players. Both of these are particularly stressful on knees and especially so if you already have an injury to your knee.

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Hello,about year ago,I was running on a threadmill and somehow my knee twisted itself,and til then,the knee is unstable.How should treat the injury?

Hello,about year ago,I was running on a threadmill and somehow my knee twisted itself,and til then,the knee is unstable.How should treat the injury?

Get examined: Hi
If it is truly unstable, possibly there's a torn ligament that needs to be repaired. You need to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and who may likely order imaging like an MRI. If you're not looking to do any surgery. Wearing a knee brace and physical therapy is probably the best you could do. Hope this helps

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How can I treat facial injuries and disorders?

How can I treat facial injuries and disorders?

See a MD: That's a very vague question. Any specific answer will require a more specific question...

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How to treat an ACL injury?

How to treat an ACL injury?

If a full tear: It needs surgery and physical therapy. Depends on your age and underlying baseline health among other things.

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How can I treat an injury from head banging?

How can I treat an injury from head banging?

See below: The first treatment is to stop head banging. If there is a muscle or nerve damage from the repetitive nature of this action this will give the tissues time to recover. If there is injury inside the skull, that is to the brain, that is nearly impossible to treat.

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How do you treat an injury to the lateral collateral ligament?

How do you treat an injury to the lateral collateral ligament?

6-12 weeks: The lateral (fibular) collateral ligament is uncommonly injured, but if it is injured in isolation, it can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks and may heal on its own. Stress xrays can be used to measure if it heals. This is followed by strengthening and a return to activities between 8-12 weeks. Often, it requires a surgery to reconstruct it and the surrounding "posterolateral corner.".

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How do I treat thumb injuries?

How do I treat thumb injuries?

Ice,splint&pain meds: Thumb injuries may be just a bruise or a broken bone, and in some cases there may be a cut or laceration if there is an open wound, it may need dressing or stitches or steristrip etc and teatanus shot if due if bruised or fracture bone than ice locally, splinting and pain meds will help it heal.

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How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

Depends, see Doctor : This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen.

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How do you treat an injury of mouth muscle?

How do you treat an injury of mouth muscle?

See oral surgeon: Extremely unlikely that you ruptured a mouth muscle. The lip is a muscle that can be injured. See an oral surgeon for proper evaluation.

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How do I treat sporting injuries with aquatic sports therapy?

How do I treat sporting injuries with aquatic sports therapy?

Physical therapy: Aquatic therapy is a kind of physical therapy used in different diseases. To decide whether it is appropriate in your case and how best it can be used, you will need to be referred to physical therapy. The physical therapist will be able to tell you if your injury is best treated by it and if so, you will be prescribed a regimen that you will follow.

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How do i treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

How do i treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

Answer depends: Perhaps the most common nerve injury from lifting weights is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by hypertrophy of the flexor tendons. This occurs with very committed weight lifters. This can be treated by night time wrist splinting sometimes. Where are your symptoms and how did the injury occur? That will help us answer the question directly.

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How to treat a thumb injury with out going to doctor?

How to treat a thumb injury with out going to doctor?

Depends: A simple sprain can be splinted for comfort, a scratch can be carefully cleaned and protected with tripple antibiotic and a loose wrap. Anything more than that would best be addressed by a doctor. Make sure you have good blood flow and sensibility. Don't let it get infected. If its still giving you problems after a few days or getting worse see somebody. Thumbs are important.

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How to treat an ACL injury at home before seeing the doctor?

How to treat an ACL injury at home before seeing the doctor?

Usual stuff: Most acute knee injuries are treated best by ice, elevation and wrapping the knee. You might want to use crutches to support the knee while you are walking. I am ok beginning simple exercise that promote motion but do not do anything painful. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help reduce swelling and discomfort. My goals are selling reduction, maintaining motion.

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How shall I treat my shoulder injury?

How shall I treat my shoulder injury?

It depends: If there is no break/dislocation,the most important thing about treating shoulder injuries is to keep them moving(so they don't 'freeze').Dangling the arm down and making circles(small then larger)may help.Ice is very helpful in the first few days, then heat will help.NSAIDS,if you can take them,may help as well. It is important to see your doctor for significant injuries or if it isn't improving.

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How should I treat my arm injury? Ice?

How should I treat my arm injury? Ice?

It depends: It is hard to relate specific advise with the info provided. If the injury is severe, you should seek urgent evaluation. If the injury is severe, you should not be driving. Ask for a ride. If the injury is not severe, you can see how it responds to time, rest, ice, elevation, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen.

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I'm wondering how should I treat my shoulder injury?

I'm wondering how should I treat my shoulder injury?

Ice, physical exam: Typically to start, rest/activity modifications, ice. If it does not improve, see a sports medicine dr to examine the shoulder to see what was injured (e.g. The rotator cuff/tendons, labrum, joint, ligaments). They may prescribe medications, physical therapy, imaging studies.

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How can you treat a scapula injury that is affecting the back and neck?

How can you treat a scapula injury that is affecting the back and neck?

Need diagnosis: scapular injury, trauma? many different reasons for pain around the scapula and neck. pinched nerve, local muscle problems, shoulder problems, etc. get checked out