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A 40-year-old female asked:

Hi i have had my disk removed home the next day the wound is 2 inches covered with a plaster how often shall i replace the plaster and when can i get it wet its dissolve able stitches thanks?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Ask your surgeon: You should have received wound care instructions and activity restrictions from your surgeon. Every surgeon tends to have his own specific post op care routine that can vary from patient to patient for several reasons. I do not have enough information to guide you appropriately.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Surgical wound: No recommendation is appropriate online. You need to call the surgeon and get specific orders on how to handle the dressing, when its safe to shower, etc.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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