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What post-operative care do you recommend after open excision of dorsal wrist ganglion once 2-week splint is removed?

What post-operative care do you recommend after open excision of dorsal wrist ganglion once 2-week splint is removed?

Varies : Varies somewhat based upon the size of the soft tissue dissection required; but in general we begin progressive range of motion exercises to reduce the likelihood of developing a lot of stiffness postoperatively. Don't hesitate to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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I had a dorsal wrist ganglion aspirated yesterday. The doc recommended splinting the wrist for 3 weeks which seems excessive. Should I do less than 3?

I had a dorsal wrist ganglion aspirated yesterday. The doc recommended splinting the wrist for 3 weeks which seems excessive. Should I do less than 3?

Speak to your DR: Most of the doctors will not put for 3 wks , ask your doctor advised as you may you have other problems besides ganglion for 3 wk immobilization speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Wrist dorsal capsular sprain been 9 weeks was healing but pain got worse now kept it on splint for first 5 weeks but then took it off and used hand. Help?

Wrist dorsal capsular sprain been 9 weeks was healing but pain got worse now kept it on splint for first 5 weeks but then took it off and used hand. Help?

Patience: It can take up to six months for dorsal wrist pain to resolve after a dorsal capsuloligamentous injury. If recurrent pain persists, or increases, see ur hand surgeon for repeat exam ; possible x-rays. Otherwise, use a removable splint as needed for support/protection; prn ice/heat ; nsaids. ...Read more

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Do I need a splint if I grind at night?

Do I need a splint if I grind at night?

Yes mostly: The purpose of the splint is not to stop you from grinding because you do it at night, it is to stop you from damaging your teeth and supporting structures. A splint will help reduce the damage. Otherwise you will continue to cause damage that can lead to replacement of fillings, crowns and other things. ...Read more

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Any need for wearing an ankle splint at night?

Any need for wearing an ankle splint at night?

Not necessary: Unless told told to do so by your doctor. They are designed for weight bearing so unless your a sleep walker not necessary. ...Read more

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Cheek biting problem during night even using splint?

Cheek biting problem during night even using splint?

Cheek biting: You should see your orthodontist as it could be mal alligned upper and lower jaw teeth or one or more teeth not properly placed and could be hitting the inside of your buccal cavity. ...Read more

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What should I use to stop grinding my teeth at night besides a splint?

What should I use to stop grinding my teeth at night besides a splint?

There are many: Oral devices that are helpful in this regard. Two of the most common ones are the nti and the bitesoft devices - both of which cause posterior disclusion - prevent your back teeth from touching so there is a space between your back teeth. Consult with your dentist to see which device would be best suited for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My plantar faciitis seems to return if i stop wearing the night time splints?. Why is it? How do I start weaning myself off these splints?.

My plantar faciitis seems to return if i stop wearing the night time splints?. Why is it? How do I start weaning myself off these splints?.

Treatment options: Be diligent with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support...This should help decrease the frequency of wearing the splints. Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read more

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