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Can intermetatarsal bursae be drained

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Prefer draining : I happen to be a believer in draining large fluid filled bursa and then injecting a tiny amount of corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. I get refer... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Drained knee?: I'm not sure what you mean but if you put something sharp in and caused fluid to come out and now . . . This is an infection until proven otherwise. G... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: You did not rupture anything. You simply bled into the bursa as a result of trauma. Give it time to heal. Continue with RICE.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Normal: That is normal drainage. The volume is important to your surgeon. Record to volume daily and report to him or her.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
No: There is a bursa at the level of the wrist involving the flexor polices longs tendon but not in the thumb itself.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Normal structure: Its a fluid filled sack between the rotator cuff and the acromion. It resides below the acromion, hence "sub-acromial". It functions to help the rot... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
See Ent Doc: Trauma to the nose can result in temporary drainage for about a week. If you have persistent drainage and its a clear type of fluid, see an ENT doctor... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Yes have to let the pus out in order to prevent complications , and spread of infection in the deep tissues.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Carbuncle: You should go see your doctor to have him/ her do it using sterile technique and pack it so it can drain properly. You also would benifit from antibio... Read More

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