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A 45-year-old member asked:

What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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 55 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 22 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?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 53 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.

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