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Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

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

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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?

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 more

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Is it bad to soak in a hot tub after ACL repair?

Is it bad to soak in a hot tub after ACL repair?

Hot tub: Ask your physician, but should be ok if the wounds are completely healed. ...Read more

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Can I use avon moisture therapy intensive healing & repair extra strength cream both in the morning and before bed?

Can I use avon moisture therapy intensive healing & repair extra strength cream both in the morning and before bed?

You may use it twice: The cream may be used twice daily . Unless it cause any redness or skin irritationeczma to the area where applied . There seems to be no reason why it cannot be applied twice daily. ...Read more

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When do I replace the bandage after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

When do I replace the bandage after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

No need: Usually, there are only small tapes over the incisions that come off on their own within a week or two. As long as the wound is dry, no need for a bandage. If you're still unsure, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Scabs that itch after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Scabs that itch after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Don't Scratch: I would recommend you avoid scratching the scabs and instead if these are too bothersome consider keeping them moist with an antibiotic ointment until fully healed. ...Read more

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Would air drying my clothes in a dryer shrink my clothes?

This is not: The type of question that healthtap was designed for. It is a medical forum. ...Read more

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What happens after cast remove after broken ankle?

What happens after cast remove after broken ankle?

Depends: On type of break and clinical signs. May require physical therapy to improve range of motion and decrease swelling that may occur once weight bearing without cast. Ask your doctor. He or she will give you the best answer. ...Read more

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Cast remove after broken ankle: what occurs now?

Cast remove after broken ankle: what occurs now?

Depends: It depends on your healthcare provider's assessment of the healing and protocol. Sometimes a smaller ankle support is recommended. Physical therapy may also be suggested. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Day 6 post circumcision- broke some black scabbing off accidently...do I avoid salt bath as incision has semi opened?

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