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How long should it take a major knife wound to heal?

How long should it take a major knife wound to heal?

Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection, smoker. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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What is a meniscal tear and how long should it take to heal?

What is a meniscal tear and how long should it take to heal?

Torn cartilage: The meniscus is a cartilage which lives between the bone of your thigh and shin. It acts as a shock absorber and can tear. Very small tears may heal, others may require surgery to repair or remove the tear. ...Read more

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How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

Simple means: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. It should heal within a week. ...Read more

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How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

Depends: Most wound healing is determined by a whole bunch of factors. Typically, they type of surgery, how big the incisions are, if ere was infection at all, other. Heinie diseases like diabetes and your age (along with several other factors) determine the average length of time. Expect at least two weeks for basic healing and six to eight for more complete wound healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

Depends: Location of wound? Depth of penetration? Structures stabbed? Infection present? Too many variables... ...Read more

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How long would a puncture wound take to heal completely?

How long would a puncture wound take to heal completely?

Depends: On the severity of the wound. With the right wound care soap water antibiotic ointment covered with a dressing, the wound shld heel within days to weeks. If things aren't progressing well or there is increased pain erythema etc, see your doctor. Check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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How long takes a bucket handle medial tear to heal after surgery?

How long takes a bucket handle medial tear to heal after surgery?

Typically 4-6 weeks: After the surgery procedure it typically takes 4-6 weeks of rehab to get back to activities you will have to gradually decrease your swelling, increase you motion, strength and endurance i have patients who have this done who go back to office after the weekend (3-4 days). ...Read more

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My fiance had to have an amputation. How long would it take for the wounds to heal?

My fiance had to have an amputation. How long would it take for the wounds to heal?

4-6 weeks: In most cases an amputation will heal in 4-6 weeks, but this can vary somewhat depending on the reason for the amputation. For example an amputation due to a traumatic injury in an otherwise healthy young person is expected to heal quicker and then an amputation in an older diabetic patient who has an amputation due to vascular disease. ...Read more

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How long does a puncture wound take to heal if not seeking any kind of medical intervetion?

How long does a puncture wound take to heal if not seeking any kind of medical intervetion?

Quickly: Puncture wounds heal quickly, but you need to be sure you are up to date on tetanus prophylaxis, and make sure no important structures under the skin were injured. If you develop swelling, redness, or pain, go to the emergency room as these are signs of infection. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it that aperson with diabetic takes long time to heal (wounds, pricks, etc.)?

Please explain why is it that aperson with diabetic takes long time to heal (wounds, pricks, etc.)?

Diabetics have: Compromised blood flow as part of the illness no matter how well controlled. Add other conditions such as smoking and obesity and the arterial flow and thereby tissue oxygenation is further compromised. Oxygen is necessary for adequate wound healing as are a multitude of other conditions. Deprive the person from one of these and healing is impaired or delayed. ...Read more

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How long would it take for puncture wounds to heal?

Depth: Depends on the depth and presence of infection.Important to check tetanus status. ...Read more

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For how long does it take a scab wound to heal?

For how long does it take a scab wound to heal?

If you have: No chronic illness, and the injury is in an area with good blood flow, you clean it daily keep it moist and protected from repeat injury and it is less than 5 sq. Centimeters in area it should be well on it's way within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will my circumcision wound take to heal?

How long will my circumcision wound take to heal?

Circumcision: Circumcisions commonly take a month to heal. You should see your surgeon after any operation to determine if healing has occurred. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

How long will it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more

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How long does a partial Achilles tear take to heal?

How long does a partial Achilles tear take to heal?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the tear, 4-8 weeks but can be longer. I suggest starting physical therapy, which can speed up the healing process ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

For how long does it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

It depends: Depending on where the gunshot wound is and what structures were damaged will affect the length of time for healing. A gunshot that goes through a bone will take longer to heal that a gunshot that just goes through the skin and soft tissue. ...Read more

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For how long does a serrated knife wound take to heal?

A serrated: Knife wound to the heart is a different matter that the same wound to the fingertip so your question is a little vague. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an open wound to heal on face?

How long does it take for an open wound to heal on face?

Rapid Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a minor vaginal tear to heal?

How long does it usually take a minor vaginal tear to heal?

Few day: A few days to heal as long as nothing in vaginal until tear heals. ...Read more