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Ethibond Suture Recall
My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?
Cant be certain. : From the information provided, one can't say for sure. If you had a large rct tear, then it is likely a single row. ...Read more
Implant 7 days ago w/lots of graft & sutures. Dentist on vacation so won't remove (long-lasting) stitches as orig planned. Harm or cosmetic concerns?
1/12/15 rod removed antibiotic beads applied got infected & abcess grow on wound site through bones. 5/19/15 antibiotics beads removed & drainage were put, dr will repeat operation tom for some bone/cement left unremoved. Is it ok?
Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?
See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more
Had rt inguinal surgery with mesh, they threw mesh box/wrapper into trash , on my insistence they told me its ethicon prolene mesh. Is this enough ?
Yes, they dissolve.: Monocryl is an absorbable, clear, monofilament that is often used just under the skin to line-up the edges of an incision. It is less inflammatory than most absorbable sutures, so it is less likely to spit. It also takes a little longer to dissolve. I used it daily for wide range of cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks (witch hazel) and facelifts. ...Read more
Do dissolving internal sutures hurt 8 weeks later? 4 CM wide head laceration cut to bone. Site tender. Want to dye hair but is wound too fragile?
Can most pediatritions offices do stitches? My 1yo's chin wound glue failed, wound reopened but not bleeding. Was hoping to avoid hospital visit.
What for?: Only indication for such a procedure would be to convince an unsuspecting man that you are still a virgin. Unless you &/or partner feel perverse need for sensation of deflowering. Non-absorbable sutures, if used, would need to be removed ughh. Sutured hymenal edges would also have significant tendency to separate when absorbable sutures dissolve. Or do u mean vaginal tightening surgery? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son had gash stitched up 17 days ago with dissolveable stitches, but the stitches are still clearly visible. Is this okay?
How many separate/connected bony buccal walls surround molar tooth #2? Wisdom tooth missing since childhood. Thank-you.
After brain surgery, how's the bone flap replaced? What materials are usually used to reattach it? Can it be glued back? Dissolvable stitches?
Varies regionally: At this time, in the U.S. The most common method of bone flap replacement is with small titanium bridging plates and screws that are placed circumferentially around the bone flap. Years ago, wires or sutures were also used. The plates are firmer and allow scar to bridge the gap between the bone flap and the cranium. Sometimes a bone matrix is placed in the gap to help "glue" the pieces together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-union ulnar [email protected], obl cut w/lag screw.On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks.When to do bone graft?What if graft doesn't take?
I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?
I got vicryl sutures for an acl reconstruction 8 weeks ago. There is a bump on the patella where the bioabsorbable suture is internally. Will it heal?
It may need: removal. If persists, return to surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›