A 45-year-old member asked:
what dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
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.
5.7k viewsReviewed Dec 31, 2020
A 34-year-old member asked:
How long must I wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
At least a month: Depends what sports you are talking about. I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side
scuba diving is out as is skydiving.
Recreational sports, tennis, baseball, soccer, etc are ok once your incisions have healed.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?
6 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required.
5.7k viewsReviewed Feb 06, 2021
A 31-year-old member asked:
What can I expect from a vitrectomy surgery?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Less floaters: Vitrectomy is performed to remove blood or repair a retinal detachment. These conditions tend to present as floaters and decreased vision. Although the vision may remain blurred for days or weeks after surgery, floaters should be gone and ultimately three vision should be better.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
What kind of benefits does surgery abroad have for insurance company?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Surgery abroad?: Meaning out of the us or area covered by the insurance carrier? If this is the case it is more difficult for claims and payment.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 4, 2019
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