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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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How long does it take abdominal muscles to heal after a maylard (sp) incision?

How long does it take abdominal muscles to heal after a maylard (sp) incision?

It depends: A maylard incision actually transects the anterior rectus abdominus muscles when making a "bikini" type incision. If the surgeon repairs the muscles and layers of the incision properly, it could be anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to fully heal and if not more time. ...Read more

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How fast should I expect to recover after hip resurfacing? How long will it be before i can expect a complete recovery after hip resurfacing? .

How fast should I expect to recover after hip resurfacing? How long will it be before i can expect a complete recovery after hip resurfacing?

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Let me explain: Usually will be in the hospital for at most three days, they get you up the second and will sent home with pt at home. It depend in general health, you should able to walk in three weeks. Complete recovery in about three month. ...Read more

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How fast should I expect to recover after hip resurfacing? How long will it be before i can expect a complete recovery after hip resurfacing? .

6-10 weeks: You should be about 90% recovered at 6 weeks and see improvement for several more months. Most people return to normal activities at the 6-10 week time frame. Surface replacement can often require a larger incision and dissection than tha and could lead to a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation? And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation?   And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Restrictions: Restrictions after hernia surgery vary, so best to confirm with your surgical team. In general it is 6 weeks of not lifting more than 20 pounds. So wait on sit ups and abd work until you are cleared by your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more

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How long does stitches takes to heal up after having a c section?

How long does stitches takes to heal up after having a c section?

Typically: Up to six weeks. See your doctor, if you think they are not healing well. ...Read more

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After a gallbladder operation, how quickly can I get back to the gym?

After a gallbladder operation, how quickly can I get back to the gym?

After laparoscopic: Gallbladder surgery, recovery is very quick. But it really depends on what you do at the gym too. Ask your surgeon for details, but you can probably start working out after about two weeks or so. ...Read more

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How long will it takes to heal a cesarean wound? It is alright to exercise after 7 months of operation?

How long will it takes to heal a cesarean wound? It is alright to exercise after 7 months of operation?

6 weeks: Typical wound healing is around 6 weeks to achieve good strength of the wound. By 8 weeks post op it is considered safe to return to doing abdominal exercises - like crunches, sit-ups, etc. By 2-4 weeks post-op walking is usually allright. By 7 months wound healing is complete and it is safe to do exercises of any & all kinds. ...Read more

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How long will i need to recover after a chondrioplasty? How long should I expect to take time off of work for my recovery after a chondrioplasty? .

How long will i need to recover after a chondrioplasty? How long should I expect to take time off of work for my recovery after a chondrioplasty?

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Recovery : A chondroplasty is shaving of the bone. Patients should normally recover within 3 weeks. It all depends on the grade of your knee cartilage. Ask your orthopedic surgeon what grade you have in your knee. You will recover faster if you participate in a formal physical therapy program. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer? I can't take too much time off of work for surgery, but i don't want to go into work with a swollen, unnatural-looking face after having a fat transfer to treat my wrinkles. How long will it take

How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer? I can't take too much time off of work for surgery, but i don't want to go into work with a swollen, unnatural-looking face after having a fat transfer to treat my wrinkles. How long will it take

Probably too long: Facial fat transfer to restore volume loss with aging that will work will leave you swollen for several weeks. Patients frequently go back to work after two, but can remain swollen for several depending on the volume, and health of the patient. If you are in a rush for (any) results after (any) cosmetic surgery (except possibly synthetic fillers, you will most likely be frustrated. ...Read more

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How long will the scar after waxing will last on my face? How should i get rid of it quickly?

How long will the scar after waxing will last on my face? How should i get rid of it quickly?

Depends: Waxing shouldn't cause scars, but you may have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, which is usually a reddish or purple discoloration. This will generally fade with time, but bleaching creams like hydroquinone, retinoic acid creams and steroid creams can help it to resolve more quickly. You will want to use sunscreen, as sun exposure will make it worse. ...Read more

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How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

Depends: Uncomplicated, it will heal in a week or two. The possible inhibitors to healing are, infection, foreign body in the wound, and depth of the wound. If not better soon, or if there is redness, drainage, fever, get evaluated by your doc or wound care center. ...Read more

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Does keliod surgery hurt, and how long it takes to heal after surgery?

Does keliod surgery hurt, and how long it takes to heal after surgery?

You mean Keloid?Hurt: It does not hurt more than any other surgery.Most of the time it is done under local anesthesia.I usually use kenalog, (triamcinolone) a slow acting local steroid to preventnt the keloid recurring.That slows down the wound healing somewhat. ...Read more

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I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

Yes: Yes, the only way to heal an umbilical hernia is by fixing it with surgery. Typically patients have discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You should not lift anything over 10 lbs. For 6 weeks to prevent recurrence and to help with wound healing. ...Read more

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How can will my nose look after it heals from a fracture?

How can will my nose look after it heals from a fracture?

Depends: Depends on how bad the fracture is and whether or not adequate correction was performed. Expect swelling immediately postoperatively, but this goes down over a week or two. ...Read more

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