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Do I Need Home Nursing Car To Take Care Of My Foot Stump After My Operation
HH Nurse: Your residual limb issue is an important one. You will require some level of assistance in the home. Those needs require determination before you leave the hospital. Separate those needs into two categories: your activities of daily living (eating, toileting, dressing, etc); and the care of your residual limb (nursing, physician, therapist). If there is wound care, then a hh should be involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got staples placed to my head after injury at work. No instructions from staff about care. What do I do?
Hello I am having bunion surgery on the 10 of next month will I get crunches at the hospital or do I need to buy them before hand?
Ask hospital / docto: You can always call the hospital or doctor's office (whoever is going to perform the procedure) to pose your question. We don't know what hospital you'll be going to, so I think you'll find we hesitate to answer for them. Most hospitals will provide crutches if needed. But your doctor and/or the hospital staff will know for sure. Calll them up - they are there to help answer specific questions. ...Read more
I had herniated disk surgery. My surgeon said I could go back to work in 3 weeks. I am a nurse aide at a nursing home. Is this a reasonable time .
Discuss with surgeon: Everybody is different in terms of rehab from such a surgery. It also depends upon the relative complexity of the procedure, any complications encountered, progress of patient through rehab, etc. If you are concerned about this time frame or the work you would be going back to then, I would discuss things with both your PMD as well as the surgeon. Make docs fully aware of your job duties. ...Read more
What can I expect from my first orthopedic appt. Tomorrow for my knee? Will they require surgery on same day? Will I have to use crutches?
No same day surg: Very unusual to have surgery on your knee at a first appointment unless you have an infection or a traumatic open joint.. Rarely would recommend same day surgery if the knee is "locked" from a on reduceable displaced meniscus tear. The doc will ask you questions, exam your knee and probably take some x-rays. Specical tests may be ordered like a MRI or blood tests. Relax! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which bone?: X-rays would be helpful to determine the location of the fracture. Some fractures can be treated simply with a wooden/surgical shoe which acts as a splint and limits bending upon weight-bearing. A cam walker is a removable cast which allows you to bathe normally. More severe fractures may require crutches or surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son fell off a mini motor bike and got a pretty bad burn from the concrete, do I need to take him to the emergency room or can I treat it at home?
I have foot surgery scheduled in 3 days. I vaporize marijuana daily. How do I tell the anesthesiologist and keep it out of my medical records?
After a liver laceration grade 2, how long they will keep you in the hospital? Can I ask for going home after 3week?
How does complain about rude behavior from a doctors residents told them i wanted to go home after 7 weeks inpatient had a pe and angio go bad
they responded by telling me what do I have to do at home
they drained a hematoma in my bed and walked away as
I had knee surgery on both knees back in 2004 from a car accident, i haven't completely healed from it, what can I do do I need to take out the pins for better use of my legs?
Orthopedics: I'm sure your situation is far too complex for a simple answer. Get a couple of opinions from different orthopedic docs. It depends what you mean by "healed". If you still have chronic open wounds that is almost certainly a chronic infection. If you mean you aren't back to pre-crash function then you may be as good as it is going to get. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do additonal for swelling on an infected thumb nail and how long should I give antibiotics before having it drained? My son slammed his thumb into a car door. After about a week the soarness went away, but the nail bed was damage. Soon after
I fractured my two of the long bones leading to my toes in my foot. Am i going to be able to take a 9 hour flight tomorrow?
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I went to a foot doctor around 3 weeks ago and had a mold of my feet for custom orthodics. How long does it normally take to get them in?
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