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I got a cut on my knee what do I do to wash it out?

I got a cut on my knee what do I do to wash it out?

Clean wound: Just use copious amounts of water to flush out the wound as best as possible. Do not use hydrogen peroxide or iodine based compounds in the wound because they hurt good healthy cells also. ...Read more

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I fell while runing and i got a cut on my knee. I have tried keeping it clean and using antiseptics on it. How will i know if its infected or healing?

I fell while runing and i got a cut on my knee. I have tried keeping it clean and using antiseptics on it. How will i know if its infected or healing?

See details: If it does not heal over the next 7-10 days or if you see pus, then have a doctor take a look. The majority will heals by keeping it clean and covered. ...Read more

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I have a chainsaw cut on my knee. The ED said I was fine, stitched me up and sent me home. What do I need to watch out for?

I have a chainsaw cut on my knee. The ED said I was fine, stitched me up and sent me home. What do I need to watch out for?

INFECTION: Acutely superficial infection would be the primary concern. If the cut reached the knee joint then the risk of deep infection within the knee joint would be the primary concern. Secondarily, laceration of tendons such as the quad or patellar tendon and ligaments depending on location of the injury could also be concerning. Please see an orthopedist for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you treat a cut knee, that opens up again and again?

How can you treat a cut knee, that opens up again and again?

Butterfly strips.: There are special band-aids, called butterfly strips. They span both sides of the cut and help keep it together. You can check your local pharmacy. They should carry them or something similar. ...Read more

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Why is it when you get a cut on your tongue it heals a lot faster than a cut on your knee or something?

Why is it when you get a cut on your tongue it heals a lot faster than a cut on your knee or something?

Better blood supply: Face in general and tongue in particular enjoy abundant blood supply providing for fast healing of any damage. ...Read more

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I had a nasty fall about 5 months ago. I landed on my knee. All the cuts healed although the 2 bruses still look fresh. What would cause this?

I had a nasty fall about 5 months ago. I landed on my knee. All the cuts healed although the 2 bruses still look fresh. What would cause this?

Not sure: what you means by "looking fresh"....take a picture and attach ....where are these "fresh" bruises located?? Ask question again with more information! Dr Z ...Read more