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How Long Will It Take A Deep Pressure Sore On Buttock To Heal In Rehab
A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more
Depends: Where is it, has it been sutured, is there any evidence of injury to vital structures (tendons, nerves, bones?) all of these questions need to be answered to give you an intelligent estimate of healing time and potential. ...Read more
2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
How long it take to heal ruptured a ligament and dislocated toes and will the doctor put it back in place?
See below: Yes, the doctor will relocate the toes. Depending on how the ligaments are treated and the specific injury will determine how long they take to heal. ...Read more
Need Clarification: What does bruised nerve means. Did you fall? Is there sciatic nerve impingement? ...Read more
Hard to predict: Forearm tendonitis problems can be difficult due to the fact that they are hard to predict. The best course of action is proper identification of the problem by a specialist and directed care early on in the course of the problem. If treatment is initiated early, such as therapy, the resolution tends to be quicker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around how long does a hematoma on leg(tripped on chair) take to heal?to stop hurting and for bruise to fully disappear?
Several weeks: Several weeks in a healthy patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
Burn Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
I severely strained my calf muscle due to a freak accident. I can put weight on it with crutches. How long will it take for the strain to fully heal?
6-8 weeks: If you only strained the muscle 6-8 weeks to completely heal. If you think it is a serious tear or something more please have it checked by a physician. ...Read more
Typically 4-6 wks: Really depends on severity of injury (number of tendons involved, location of injury, etc). Low grade injury may recover in matter of weeks, more severe injury could take several months. More severe injury would be associated with significant bruising extending down thigh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: Providing no other injury or complication present. ...Read more
Varies with severity: Of the sprain. For mild ones, up to 3-4 weeks; for moderate ones, about 6-8; for severe ones, up to 3-4 months; provided no further injuries occur, during the healing period. Kindly comply with the orthopedist's advise, as that is the quickest way to improve and heal completely. ...Read more
My mom is paraplegic and has had a large pressure sore on her lower back and buttocks for nearly a month now?
Pressure ulcer: Your mother should be seen by a specialist in wounds, either home health nursing or in a wound center if the travel is not too onerous. There are several changes that you will need to make in the home related to equipment (mattresses and cushions) and activity and turning schedules. You will also need to have a nutritional consult also related to protein intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting pressure sores inside my buttocks and one is an open-sore now..what can I use or who can I see?look at picture under my profile.
Can't see the: pictures under your profile. You are asking this on HealthTap health/ medical education portion. Please use the HealthTap Prime or Concierge services if you are looking for a consultation. We are not able to make diagnoses or provide treatment on the health education site. ...Read more
The deepr the longer: Pressure ulcers vary from simple abrasion of the skin to deep into muscle with exposed bone. If pressure ulcer is superficial , healing may be complete in 3-4 weeks. For deep ulcers 12-16 weeks might be needed. Some pressure ulcer will never heal unless surgery is done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can someone have pressure sores and not be aware of it? Is it possible for an alert individual to develop a pressure sore and not realize it?
No pressure, no sore: Is the general rule. People with normal sensation and mobility never stay in one position for too long. Pressure over a bony prominence can cause skin injury in as little as two hours. That is why debilitated patients and those with spinal cord injuries are placed on pressure-relieving mattresses, turned and repositioned frequently and checked for the presence of early pressure sores frequently. ...Read more
Please recommend if it's best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it breath or put ointment on it and cover it up?
Is it best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it "breath" in the air or should I apply ointment on it and cover it up?
I have a pressure sore on the back of my head and one on my bottom and tailbone. The tailbone has 3rd degree sores and is tunneling. Should i worry?
Yes: It is concerning that you would have these type of wounds. If this is being treated then usually it can heal well with time- but it does take time. I would just want you to make sure you are seeing someone and that there is a management plan in place for addressing the wounds. Deep wounds some time require treatments with hyperbaric chambers, wound vacs or skin grafts. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Remove the pressure: The rule is "no pressure, no sore." elderly, debilitated and/or poorly mobile people are susceptible to pressure sores (bedsores) because there is too much pressure on one area of the skin for too long. In general, patients should be turned every two hours to avoid this. Their skin should be inspected daily for early sores. If present, pressure must be avoided in these areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pressure sore that has been healing. Now that it is almost healed up the skin around it has turned white?
Probably normal: If it is healing on its own, it is not a deep pressure sore-congratulations on getting it to heal. The skin borders around such sores are often white; a combination of scarring and absence of melanocytes (pigment producing cells.) these areas often eventually re-pigment in a spotty manner or completely. ...Read more
Heel sore: A pressure injury is due to pressure. The first step in healing is to keep pressure off of the heel. A clinician will help you analyze why there is pressure on the heel and suggest ways to offload that pressure using cushions, pillows, special foot gear such as pressure relieving foot ankle orthotics (prafo). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am paraplegic. I have bed sore with an area of 1 inch square size. How to get rid of this pressure sore?
I have an unknown bug bite. Thought it was just a mosquito bite but haant gone away i weeks and now looks like a minor pressure sore. How do I heel it?
Infection: Although it could be a bug bite, there is concern about a skin lesion that fails to resolve. If it is a bite, it could be infected. If it's not a bite, one of the increasingly common infections that initially appears like a bite is MRSA skin infection. Since either case may require antibiotics, you should see your physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You should.Get a more detailed answer ›
How big can pressure sores get? I have never seen a pressure sore. How large are they capable of getting?
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