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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

History & physical: Usually by performing a history and physical examination with possible radiologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of puncture wound of the knee?

Pain, blood, hole: A puncture wound of the knee will manifest as a hole which usually bleeds when fresh. It is generally painful unless very small. It is important to get a history of what caused the puncture to properly treat it. Besides washing out and using an antibiotic cream on the wound, some puncture wounds may need to be treated with a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should your knee recover from meniscus tear surgery?

Doctors can you tell me when should your knee recover from meniscus tear surgery?

Repair vs debrided?: If you underwent a partial removal of the torn portion of the meniscus (partial mensicectomy), your recuperation period would generally be quicker than if you underwent a repair of the torn meniscus (meniscal repair). Jogging is routinely allowed by 3-4 months after meniscectomy, and after 4-6 months when it is repaired. Underlying arthritis (cartilage loss) would also slow your recovery. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor? I was cutting the rubber off of a tire rim and slipped with my utility knife and stabbed a little below my knee. Half inch wide about as deep. A few days later a localized rash appeared around the wound. It is now a week and a half

Should i see a doctor? I was cutting the rubber off of a tire rim and slipped with my utility knife and stabbed a little below my knee. Half inch wide about as deep. A few days later a localized rash appeared around the wound. It is now a week and a half

It depends...: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. If you develop pain, redness, swelling or other signs of infection seek medical attention to get the proper care. ...Read more

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So I went to the doctor he thinks I have a mencuis tear so I'm doing therapy the pt says I have no knee muscle mass what causes this to happen?

So I went to the doctor he thinks I have a mencuis tear so I'm doing therapy the pt says I have no knee muscle mass what causes this to happen?

Disuse atrophy: If you have a painful condition in the leg, which can certainly occur with a tear in the meniscus, you can get atrophy in the muscles due to lack of use. Therapy, or addressing the underlying cause of the pain can both be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a doctor detect a meniscus tear just from a knee exam? I have had 2 exams, been told I have no probs, but knee still feels wrong. No pain.

Can a doctor detect a meniscus tear just from a knee exam? I have had 2 exams, been told I have no probs, but knee still feels wrong. No pain.

Exam not 100%!: A thorough knee exam will discern the vast majority of knee problems, BUT not all. You could have pain from an underlying "bone bruise" from an impact injury or a more superficial cartilage lesion. If you have given appropriate nonoperative treatment options ( rest, ice, Physical therapy, NSAIDs, etc.) a legitimate attempt, then an MRI may now be indicated ...Read more

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I surfer with fractured sine and severe pains in my legs and knees. Doctor says it wear and tear, but I am struggling to walk and having severe pains.

I surfer with fractured sine and severe pains in my legs and knees. Doctor says it wear and tear, but I am struggling to walk and having severe pains.

Spine Consult: 48 year old lady with fractures in her spine from surfing and severe pain in legs and knees. Fractures of the vertebrae can happen from trauma at any age and can be unstable. If the fractures are in your cervical spine and any instability is present you may require definitive halo fixation or fusion surgery. Pain and radiculopathy in extremities require imaging and full exam. See spine surgeonASAP ...Read more

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Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...Read more