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what dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: There a various dressings and materials used. Would depend on the type of surgery, surgeon preference, and allergies of patient.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Many: Some just 2 cover the wound, some r big & bulky with cotton and an ace called a rbt.Jones 4 knees. Some r padded with a plaster splint. Some r casts. There's more 2.
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Xerofrom: usually after surgery dressings used combination of xeroform followed by gauze and tape or ace wrap to secure the bandage

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What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

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Many: Depending on the nature of your problems orthopedist use the same dressing as most surgical specialist. One exception may be the usage of casts to address fractures. Or braces, ace bandages, and slings.
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