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Pilodinal sinus after surgerical wound healing time is how many days?

Pilodinal sinus after surgerical wound healing time is how many days?

Highly variable. : There is no specific answer to this question because there are so many variables that can affect healing from one person to another. Wounds in this location can be very challenging as it requires another individual to carefully cleanse and properly dress the wound. In addition it is often affected by pressure from sitting and motion from activity which can inhibit the healing process. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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First surgery on bi-lateral slap tear is not healing, are there any other options?

First surgery on bi-lateral slap tear is not healing, are there any other options?

? Hip impingement: You may have either hip impingement( where there are spurs that restrict hip motion and can lead to labral tears) or arthritis. These are treated differently. There are open and arthroscopic ways to remove the spurs, but if you have arthritis you made need a hip replacement or hip resurfacing. ...Read more

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After MCL surgery, my MCL is healing, after a week if i put weight on it will the MCL tear again or will it only damage it?

After MCL surgery, my MCL is healing, after a week if i put weight on it will the MCL tear again or will it only damage it?

Depends on surgery: The mcl takes many weeks to heal and depends on the type of surgery used. When you should put weight on your leg after surgery needs to be made by your surgeon. Please don't weight bear before your doctor says it is ok. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

Hello. : Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports). It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more

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How often does the wound or surgical site should be evaluated by for infection and/or if the wound is properly healing after the surgery?

How often does the wound or surgical site should be evaluated by for infection and/or if the wound is properly healing after the surgery?

Depends: Depends on the judgement of the caring physician. High risk wounds may get checked daily and low risk wounds may go a month. Generally if a wound is going to get infected it will usually happen within the first nine days or so. After that the risk goes down dramatically. ...Read more

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I have a wound from a perirectal abscess surgery that has fully healed after nearly 3 months. What could be wrong? What can be done to help healing?

Prolonged healing: This delay can be due to many things. These wounds are in difficult to heal locations. It may be due to several issues. You need to return to the surgeon or ask for a referral to a wound center. ...Read more

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Is 1000mg of Vit. C ok to help aid surgery wound healing?

Is 1000mg of Vit. C ok to help aid surgery wound healing?

Yes: I advise taking 1000 mg at least 2x/day after surgery- 3-4x/day even better. Zinc (a good form like zinc picolinate, 30 mg) also helps wound healing. A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and protein will help too. ...Read more

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What to do to healing a high grade proximal patella tendon parcial tear without surgery?

What to do to healing a high grade proximal patella tendon parcial tear without surgery?

Typically immobiliza: Tion and rest will assist in the healing of a patellar tendon tear. It is critical to not continue to perform activity that might fully rupture the tendon. I treat my patients in a knee immobilizer for 4 weeks crutches as needed, nsaids and then gentle pt out to 8 weeks from injury. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a radial meniscus tear, what's the chance of it fully healing with surgery?

None: The meniscus does not heal. It needs to have the torn area removed and smoothed. ...Read more

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Mri results show a tear in the tendon on my sister's shoulder. Will be going under surgery. How long will the healing take?

Mri results show a tear in the tendon on my sister's shoulder. Will be going under surgery. How long will the healing take?

Depends: On if full thickness versus partial, and also on number of tendons involved, presence or not of osteophyte and integrity of the glenohumeral joint. Arthroscopy should heal faster than open surgery, follow physical therapy instruction. ...Read more