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After Surgery Wound Not Healing
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? 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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
None: The meniscus does not heal. It needs to have the torn area removed and smoothed. ...Read more
Mri results show a tear in the tendon on my sister's shoulder. Will be going under surgery. How long will the healing take?
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