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Incision And Debridement
Not So Bad: The pain from an "i and d" is dependent on the location & severity of the abscess and the method of anesthesia. A simple one just under the skin can usually be done with local anesthesia. Deeper abscesses usually require a trip to the or and the help of an anesthesiologist. Most importantly, the pain caused by the abscess will soon be gone. ...Read more
An abscess develops after a femoral artery embolectomy. Incision and drainage is done. How long should it drain before debridement?
A large thigh abscess develops at the surgical site after a femoral artery embolectomy, is incision and drainage the only treatment required?
Yes: An abscess, or collection of infected fluid should absolutely be drained. If left undrained, it could compromise healing if the opening in the artery, and the suture line could blow out leading to a high risk of death. Call your surgeon immediately! an infection of the skin without and abscess is best treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
Depends: It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage. Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently had Achilles' tendon allograft placed. Incision site wound with yeast growth. Can the infection from yeast break down the tendon graft?
Fungal infection: Yes a fungus in a wound can mean trouble for the graft. I hope u have a team of doctors looking at you. I would highly recommend an ID doctor be added to your team. You need someone to jump all over that infection and save the hard work that's been done. Did they identify the fungus? Hope things get better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The two common ways : Are to cut out the entire cyst along with its lining and close it up directly with stitches after thoroughly washing it out or to cut it out entirely but leave it open with packing that needs to be changed and then washed out several times letting it heal from the floor of where the cyst was or use a device known as a woundvac to force it to heal quicker with similar wound care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Removed cyst from inner calves and wound re-opened after stitches removal. Will it keep bleeding?
Can i play golf after complete achilles' tendon removed after wound and skin graft is healed and are tendon transfers for Achilles sucessful?
Had a Sebaceous cyst removed from my groin today. The wound is left open with bandage. How is the aftercare procedures?
The wound: is left open if drainage is expected! This may be a TWO stage removal...drainage followed by excesion...You should have a better idea of the psot operative treatment plan. CONTACT the surgeon and get advice! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more
Chances of recurrence of septic arthritis in sternalclavicular joint. 2 surg to clean and debride and 1 surg removing cartilage 5 months IV antibiotic?
Low likelihood: Sternal clavicular septic arthritis is an unusual form of septic arthritis generally seen in diabetics. It is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus though Gram negatives can cause this. Given the definitive procedure of washout and cartilage removal was performed, the risk of relapse is low. Work on addressing the risk factors that led this. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if immediate: It is normal to weep a small amount or watery fluid or slight blood-tinged watery fluid IMMEDIATELY after laser vein surgery (within the first couple of hours). This is the result of the tumescent anesthesia leaking through the laser puncture site in the skin or from the puncture sites made for injecting the numbing fluid (the Xylocaine (lidocaine) / Novacaine fluid used to numb the area leaking out). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgeon-Preference: Incision healing is dependent on scar type and location, as well as patient-specific factors. Therefore, the true "expert" to answer this is your surgeon. In general, most can be removed within 5-14 days. It is best to remove them as early as possible to minimize the "railroad tracking" scars. ...Read more
It means U had--: --an arthroscopic procedure done on Ur ankle &loose fragments were removed, & loose bodies in a joint can cause an inflammatory response, & the inflamed synovial tissue was removed. ...Read more