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Fiberglass Shower Repair
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
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
I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?
Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has not been proven to help or harm healing. Just getting into the tub for 10 minutes or more at least 3x/day helps relieve pain, keep the area clean, and promote healing. If you think it helps, go ahead and use it! good luck with your healing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a lateral ankle repair - ATFL repair & internal brace, possibly CFL tightening, & reticulum repair. I will be bandaged post op, yet I see many are in a cast/moon boot. What are the advantages/risks of bandage vs immobilization?
You have to follow: your surgeons advice...Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I use avon moisture therapy intensive healing & repair extra strength cream both in the morning and before bed?
I used Vaseline gauze and polyfax on mesh graft which led to clogged pores. Can i apply physiogel lotion for moisturization of 22 days old skin graft?
Probably: But best to ask your plastic surgeon ...Read more
Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?
Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
40 hr ago, small surgery on L wrist, abt .5 inch long incision, stitched inside, surgical glue outside. glue peeled & cut is half out. what do I do?
Swelling has increased 6 days after cast & stitches removed following UCL thumb surgery. is this normal? I'm in a formed splint & only remove it prn.
This is not: The type of question that healthtap was designed for. It is a medical forum. ...Read more
Have a fiberglass cast on for bad synovitis in wrist. Comes off 10 days before 5 hr flight. Any complication to flying after cast removal?
Do those thick "advanced healing" bandages work? When put on wound, Air bubble eventually forms over wound. Means wound not touching bandage.
Yes.They can promote: healing.One always has to watch for increasing infection. ...Read more
Day 6 post circumcision- broke some black scabbing off accidently...do I avoid salt bath as incision has semi opened?
Here are some ...: This Q was answered 5 minutes ago as follows: What you experienced isn't unusual. The surest act to follow is do nothing but keep the surgical site as clean & dry as possible with applying the betadine solution on it with soaked Q-tip 1-2 x daily until healed. So, in short, the "best" care is no care but the above & resisting temptation to pick it. But, if still in doubt, see Doc timely. ...Read more