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I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

Depends on injury: It depends on the level of contamination and the structures involved. Neuromas cult compromise may require immediate attention. Likewise with open contaminated fractures. Less complicated superficial wounds may be treated without surgery. Other conditions may benefit from staged surgical procedures with wound closure carried out immediately and more definitive therapy at a later date to repair etc. ...Read more

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How long would it take from a fall down some stairs that the terry thomas gap in a wrist would get bad enough to have surgery .

How long would it take from a fall down some stairs that the terry thomas gap in a wrist would get bad enough to have surgery .

Your question: Is confusing to me because if you fell down the stairs and had an xray that showed the terry thomas gap they usually fix it earlier rather than later. It can be delayed 4-6 months but is usually repaired within 3 weeks. But I am not an orthopedist. If you have not seen a hand doctor, i recommend you seen one right away. ...Read more

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How long does a 2nd degree liver laceration take to heal? I stayed in the hospital for 2 days for monitoring, no surgery needed. The physician said there was minimal bleeding. I am wondering how long I should wait to drink alcohol.

How long does a 2nd degree liver laceration take to heal? I stayed in the hospital for 2 days for monitoring, no surgery needed. The physician said there was minimal bleeding.  I am wondering how long I should wait to drink alcohol.

One month: There is no definite info regarding mild drinking and liver laceration healing. I just makes sense not to challenge the liver while it is healing. On the other hand, was your laceration related to your drinking? If so, you need to get it under control before something worse happens. ...Read more

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How long after wrist surgery can you drive?

How long after wrist surgery can you drive?

Wrist surg: Depend if your car is automatic or shift gear, the type of surgery you had, amount of pain. Talk to your surgeon about it, is the best way to find out. ...Read more

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How long following surgery for a broken wrist before you can go on a flabalos machine?

How long following surgery for a broken wrist before you can go on a flabalos machine?

Let me help you: It depend on the fracture you had and the treatment methods. Simple fracture need 6 weeks to heal and two weeks to recover your movements. Start easy and progress with no pain and swelling. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago I got a cyst in my ankle and had to get surgery which required metal plates, I rencently got another on my wrist. What's causing the cysts?

2 yrs ago I got a cyst in my ankle and had to get surgery which required metal plates, I rencently got another on my wrist. What's causing the cysts?

Cause is not known: Causes of unicameral bone cysts are unknown. One theory is that the cysts result from a disorder in the growth plate at the ends of bones. Another theory is that the cysts result from problems with blood circulation in the bone due to some abnormal blood vessels. Whether trauma influences the formation of these bone cysts is not known. A orthopedic (bone) surgeon can take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I am having bariatric surgery in 4-5 months is it okay to get a small tattoo on my wrist?

I am having bariatric surgery in 4-5 months is it okay to get a small tattoo on my wrist?

Yes: A tattoo five months before your elective procedure is not contraindicated. There should be no problem with proceeding, if you so choose. ...Read more

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