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How Does The Doctor Know If The Diagnosis Is Puncture Wound Of The Knee
Exam, x-rays, labs: Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion. Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. X-rays can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experience: A qualified physician not only knows how to avoid complications, they must also know how to recognize them & fix the problem. Whether it's from infection, injury, hemorrhage, or trauma; an experienced ob/gyn knows how to keep you safe, correctly explain the complication, and help you understand what it means in regards to your health. A good doc will tell you exactly what happened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?
Ankle Bursa: A bursa is a fluid filled sac between tendon and bone that can act as a cushion, the "ankle bursa" is usually associated with the bursa sac near your achilles tendon/ heel cord. Having it "burst" could mean it ruptured or popped, and generally there is pain and swelling associated with this. Usually, the recommended treatment is antiinflammatory medication, rest, cut-out back of the shoe, pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observation: Unfortunately, puncture wounds tend to close vary rapidly so soap, water and topical treatments are essentially worthless. The problem is that the puncture pushes foreign material deep into the tissues and so not much can be done unless the problem materializes additional trauma from cleansing may worsen things. Make sure tetanus is ok and then watch carefully. Get to a doc for increased pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Puncture wound leg: Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing. Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures. ...Read more
See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?
Depends on type: If you had a vaginal mesh procedure, then you should seek treatment either with the implanting surgeon, a urogynecologist, or a urologist trained in female pelvic surgery. If you had a hernia repair, then you should seek treatment with the implanting surgeon or another general surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?
What is the difference if you got hit on the nose, anyplace. How do you know if the bone or cartilage is broken or is it the nerves that is hurting?
What exactly is a rupture in the Achilles tendon, how is it treated, & what is the treatment time? Is there any kind of physical activity I can do?
Depends how your: ruptured it, and what recommendations your orthopedic surgeon has on the extent of rupture, type of repair needed. Since it involved weight bearing, the recovery will depend on what else is also injured along with this, and not adding more to it. Let your doctor dictate what activity you can do, or not do, so you can have full recovery. It may take a few months to heal,along with physical therapy. ...Read more
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