A member asked:

What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Depends: There a various dressings and materials used. Would depend on the type of surgery, surgeon preference, and allergies of patient.

Answered 3/26/2013


Dr. Peter Ihle answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered 9/15/2013


Dr. Maxim Tyorkin answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Xerofrom: usually after surgery dressings used combination of xeroform followed by gauze and tape or ace wrap to secure the bandage

Answered 12/4/2019



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