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What Does It Mean To Have Muscle Maceration In A Crushing Injury
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Inflammation: Patients who are critically ill get inflammation throughout the body that affects multiple organs. When the lung is affected it becomes filled with fluid, stiff and has difficulty doing its job of getting oxygen into the body, and carbon dioxide ( our waste gas) out. This is called ards.. In traumatic injuries/ crush, material leaked from the damaged tissue can act as the inflammatory trigger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arm pain: Contact your orthopedic surgeon for advise.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should i be concerned if my mums doctors are considering an elbow replacement after a serious crush injury advantages and disadvatages?
It is an option. : Elbow replacement is sometimes an option after severe fracture of the elbow joint. In some patients it is better to replace the joint that try to reconstruct the smashed or arthritic fragments. It is a big procedure, but it is often the only option to result in pain free movement. It is used mostly in elderly patients who don't do much heavy lifting, sport etc. Good luck! ...Read more
Brain damage: The occipital bone is one of the bones of the skull, located in the back of the head. It is overlying structures in the brain (like the brainstem) that are critical to life. If those areas of the brain are damaged by a crushing injury to the occipital bone, the patient could die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: Debilitating arthritis, toe deformities, permanent nerve injury and tendinopathy can result if the fracture is not adequately stabilized and the soft tissues not properly cared for. Prolonged immobilization, and/or surgery are indicated. If the injury is severe enough, and surgical reconstruction is not possible, amputation might be needed. Get it taken care of asap! ...Read more
Sensitive are: The occipital bone houses the exit of the medulla, which controls functions like breathing & hear rate. It also protects the cerebellum, which coordinates motor function, as well as the visual cortex.. Hemorrhage or crush in these area has a high chance of causing major, irreversible brain injury. They are tight spaces in the brain and do not tolerate swelling/injury etc. ...Read more
When should I begin exercising a foot after a crush injury? After 6 days of rest and elevation, pain and swelling are mostly gone but ROM is limited.
Really this is a -: -question best answered by your treating physician who is familiar with the situation. ...Read more
Recently i had surgery in my index finger due to crush injury.Tonight suddenly i m having pain in right hand?
Call Ur hand guy.: U did not state how long ago, or if pins /plates/screws were used. It could mean a hardware problem or infection so needs immediate x-rays & eval. ...Read more
I injured my right middle finger above the first joint 3 weeks ago. It was labeled as a crush injury and they said i had tissue damage. When will the discoloration, pain, and swelling go away?
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