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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. ...Read more

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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 an elbow fracture?

How to treat an elbow fracture?

Variable: Depends on where, age, displacement...See ortho doc. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged patella?

How to treat a damaged patella?

Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more

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How to treat an earache?

How to treat an earache?

Depends: Many ear aches are caused by viruses or simply physical trauma (such as a lot of forceful coughing) while others are caused by bacteria. We sometimes treat ear aches with antibiotics if they're caused by bacteria. In other cases, treating the symptoms and giving your body a chance to heal on its on is sufficient. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat an elbow injury?

What can I do to treat an elbow injury?

Elbow injury: Match the treatment with the injury. Hard to say from what you're asking. May be simple rest, ice, compression, elevation, bracing, splinting. May need further treatments, pt, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon or pcp. ...Read more

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How to treat an abrasion from ice skating?

How to treat an abrasion from ice skating?

Same as usual: Keep it clean, with an antibacterial soap, and apply a non-stick dressing, with neosporin or vaseline, after careful cleaning. ...Read more

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How can I assess an ankle injury?

How can I assess an ankle injury?

Severity of injury: Assessment of ankle injury is a function of 1. Amount of force incurred at impact. Amount of pain , swelling. Amount ones pain changes with weight bearing , whether or not ones ankle feels loose or unstable. Length of time all the above takes to resolve ...Read more

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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.". ...Read more

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How to treat a strained mcl/lcl ?

How to treat a strained mcl/lcl ?

Rest, maybe meds: Rest..Or take it easy and allow it to heal. Gentle range of motion, stretching, heat to stimulate/increase blood flow, and some antinflammatory medications can help. If it is severe and you experience peristent pain etc...Check with your doc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an elbow injury?

What is the best way to treat an elbow injury?

Ice.: Ice the elbow for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. Take an anti-inflammatory medication, over the counter. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn calf?

How to treat a torn calf?

See answer: All depend upon how severe is your tear, however the majority of the time can be treated conservatively with calf sleeve and some pt and modified weight-bearing. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal. ...Read more

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How to treat a burn?

Pretty broad ? ...: & our answers are limited to 400 characters. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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How to treat a broken arm?

How to treat a broken arm?

Varies: Varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture. Some need simply immobilization and time to heal, others require surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat an infant with multiple fractures?

How to treat an infant with multiple fractures?

Abuse: Multiple fractures in an infant is a sign of child abuse. The child needs to be evaluated for that potential. There is also a syndrome called iatrogenic a i perfecta that may cause weak none and increase the liklihood of fracture and should potentially be evaluate for. ...Read more

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How to treat an ear infection?

How to treat an ear infection?

Correct diagnosis: Treatment comes after diagnosis and also involves the age of the patient. Children with a red bulging ear drum usually require an appropriate antibiotic. Adults following a cold usually have a viral infection leading to fluid in the middle ear which does not require an antibiotic. Many middle ear infections resolve spontaneously (80%). Finally, external otitis is another type of ear infection. ...Read more

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How to treat a wound?

How to treat a wound?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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