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What does it mean to have muscle maceration in a crushing injury?

What does it mean to have muscle maceration in a crushing injury?

Smashed or crushed..: Muscle that has suffered significant trauma will loose it's typical form and consistency. It will be soft, torn and in general have a "macerated" appearance. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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How does a severe crush injury lead to ards?

How does a severe crush injury lead to ards?

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 more

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Why could a crushing injury to the occipital bone often be fatal?

Why could a crushing injury to the occipital bone often be fatal?

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 more

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Can you explain to me why crushing injury to the occipital bone is often fatal?

Can you explain to me why crushing injury to the occipital bone is often fatal?

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

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Should i be concerned if my mums doctors are considering an elbow replacement after a serious crush injury advantages and disadvatages?

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

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What is the treatment for a crush injury of the big toe?

What is the treatment for a crush injury of the  big toe?

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

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Recently i had surgery in my index finger due to crush injury.Tonight suddenly i m having pain in right hand?

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

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How long before i can walk unassisted i had a crushing injury when a pallet of freight ran up on my foot causing a fx to the 4th toe and had a degloving injury on the same toe. I cannot move toes up or down when standing on foot. Can't put full pressure

How long before i can walk unassisted i had a crushing injury when a pallet of freight ran up on my foot causing a fx to the 4th toe and had a degloving injury on the same toe.  I cannot move toes up or down when standing on foot. Can't put full pressure

Crush : Crush injuries are very devastating to tissue. The fracture is only half of it. The damage to the soft tissues (nerves, blood vessels, tendons and ligaments) can be significant and permanent. Without seeing you, i can't tell you when you'll be able to walk unassisted again. This is a question best asked your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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A crush injury to my foot resulted in many insufficiency fractures. All ferritin/iron stuff is very low. RBCs are large. Is bone marrow testing needed?

A crush injury to my foot resulted in many insufficiency fractures. All ferritin/iron stuff is very low. RBCs are large. Is bone marrow testing needed?

Macrocytic anemia: F of unknown age, ethnicity or medical Hx: A crush injury to my foot resulted in many insufficiency fractures. All ferritin/iron stuff is very low. RBCs are large. Is bone marrow testing needed? ANS: u have a macrocytic anemia (large red cells) & low iron. These do not go together well. U need someone 2 look carefully at ur blood smear & U & get Hx of menses, test 4 GI blood loss B4 marrow. ...Read more

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Why is the pain from a dressing my doctor put on my shin getting severe and moving into my bone up from the wound? I had a severe crush injury to my left foot and shin.I have a laceration that needs a skin graft on my shin.The stitches have been out for w

You : You could be having a reaction to whatever was put on the wound yesterday, but the first thing i would be concerned about is it becoming infected. Infection would cause swelling, and in the presence of a compression dressing, this would certainly increase your pain on top of the usual pain from an infection. If your doctor has office hours today, i would recommend you go there and wait, because he really must see you today. If he has no hours, call his office and let them know you're going to the er, preferably at the same hospital he or she is doing surgery today, so he or she can pop down to the er between cases and have a look. Good luck. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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Can i heal my rotator cuff injury without surgery? I fell a couple of months ago and tore my rotator cuff muscle. The dr. Says i need surgery, but I am hesitant, because that would mean a long recovery. I am self-employed and i can't make a living witho

Can i heal my rotator cuff injury without surgery? I fell a couple of months ago and tore my rotator cuff muscle.  The dr. Says i need surgery, but I am hesitant, because that would mean a long recovery.  I am self-employed and i can't make a living witho

I : I agree with dr. Peterson. Depending on type of rotator cuff tear, physical therapy is often an excellent option. By maximizing the muscle strength of the surrounding the other rotator cuff muscles and surrounding shoulder blade muscles, the pain associated with the tear and subsequent dysfunction may be controlled. For those who do not have success with physical therapy, surgery may improve their results. Physical therapy seems to do a little better in the degenerative type tears or the partial thickness rotator cuff tears. Usually, large full thickness rotator cuff tears tend to require surgical repair. ...Read more

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What muscle injuries are common when it comes to wakeboarding?

Snowboarding on H20: Wake-boarding, causes falling forward, which leads to falling on knees, and twisting causes hip/lower back injuries. Falling on rock/hitting a tree sticking out of water-a kill joy. Snowboarding: falling backwards on your bottom/back of head with knee injuries common. Trees don't move, so suggest you do. ...Read more

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Does creatine increase with muscle injury ?

Does creatine increase with muscle injury ?

Creatine: It can though not always. Creatine reflects kidney function. Creatine kinase (ck), typically can increase with muscle injury and can occur temporarily after running a marathon with some runners. ...Read more

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How does one reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

Rest and cold packs: The simplest way is to rest the arm or leg, keep it elevated for a while, and apply cold packs continuously until it is better. ...Read more

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How could you reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

Rest, elevate, cold: To reduce swelling to muscles after injury, one needs to not use the the affected muscle (rest), elevated as much as possible, and use cold compresses for 20 minutes followed by a 20 minute break, and repeat as necessary. ...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