A 58-year-old female asked about a 30-year-old male:
what is proximal phalangeal cortical lesion?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Podiatry 36 years experience
Bone lesion...: The proximal phalanx is the first bone of the fingers and toes (the bone closest to the hand or foot). The cortex is the hard, outer portion of the bone. A lesion is just that - a spot that can be seen on x-ray of mri. Excatly what it is will need to be determined by a radiologist, or removed and diagnosed by a pathologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Can I do anything to help my wound heal faster?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Wound care 35 years experience
Wound healing: It is too difficult to answer your question without more information. Cause, location, associated factors (like leg swelling with a leg ulcer), lifestyle...Are all factors in the healing of a wound.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Does smoking make my wound healed slower?
4 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: Adequate blood flow is a vital component for any type of wound healing. Normal blood flow delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to the wound, which help it heal in a timely manner. Smoking chronically reduces the amount of blood flow to the wound and deprives it of oxygen and nutrients. Toxins in tobacco products prevent the cells involved in wound healing from doing their job properly.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Is it good for wounds to heal in a moist environment?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
It depends!: Some wounds, such as those in the mouth or in the gastrointestinal tract, heal quickly because of the moist environment. However, most surgical wounds involving the skin heal best if kept dry, or are moistened only by antibiotic ointment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
What happens if a large wound isn't stitched closed?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 18 years experience
Heal slower: A large gaping wound will take longer to heal. If a doctor determines it is safe to close a wound with stitches, it will then heal faster.
A 45-year-old member asked:
What can cause a intracranial space occupying lesion that is very like a ganglioglioma?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 23 years experience
Various: The location, age and some radio graphic features can suggest ganglioglioma, but definitive diagnosis can only be made at biopsy.
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