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Dr. Patrick Offner

Trauma Surgery
Weskan, KS
40 years experience

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Trauma Surgery

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English

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Offner
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: By umbrellas, i assume you mean a vena caval filter. This is an umbrella shaped device placed into the inferior vena cava to catch any clots from the legs that may break and potentially go to the lungs. These devices are not for all patients with DVT or pe. They have their own potential complications. Usually they are reserved for people with blood clots in the legs/lungs who cannot take coumadin (warfarin).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Offner
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Overkill: Silver sulfadiazine is used for significant second and third degree burns. It would be overkill for a sunburn unless is was an unusually severe burn.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Offner
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Any laceration will cause a permanent scar.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Offner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Offner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm getting a flail chest reduction on Friday. Due to overwhelming health problems, this is palliative. Good idea?
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Chronic pain with PE on 17.5 of Coumadin good to know all options
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With last PE was thinking same. On warfarin for life.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1981MD
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