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Incision And Debridement
My stitches post debridement Achilles tendon surgery came apart, Is thst because something is poking through my incision?
What do you suggest if my stitches post debridement Achilles tendon surgery came apart, what is poking through my incision?
An abscess develops after a femoral artery embolectomy. Incision and drainage is done. How long should it drain before debridement?
3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?
General vs specific.: Root scaling is a process whereby built up plaque is scraped of with a fine tool from the enamel of the tooth, generally by a dental hygienist, or dentist. Debridement is a general term for surgically cleaning of a any wound, any place in the body at all levels of skin. For example, there are 4 stages of pressure sores: stage i-4, depending on the depth (3 goes to mm, 4 to bone). Deep ones-debride. ...Read more
Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs considerably more. When indicated, it is absolutely necessary. Full mouth debridement is usually when someone hasn't had a cleaning in a while and during the initial hygiene visit, the tartar above the gum line is removed. Srp may be required next. ...Read more
Surgical cleaning up: See prior answer regarding debridement in general, regardless of where in body. In oral cavity, debridement would be recommended if any area was very infected, macerated, extensively built up plaque. Ask the dentist why it has to be done, what is the process that it involved, and how much does it cost. ...Read more
I have a debridement and a washout and exploration to the tendon of my pinky and today I remove the stiches and the wound reopen what shude I do?
I had 8 stiches after debridement of a wound. Today after 72hrs I found literally 3 dros of blood on the dressing. O don't know abt previous bleeding A?
No problem: 3 drops of blood from a few days old wound is not a problem. If it is red inflamed or swollen or feels boggy then there is reason for concern. ...Read more
Not exactly: A debridement is a procedure that is performed when the periodontal condition of the gums cannot be determined. This is usually an appointment where the bulk of the calculus is removed from the teeth followed by a brief healing period. The patient is brought back for a periodontal evaluation and then the proper diagnosis and treatment can occur. ...Read more
I had shoulder decompression and debridement. Is it normal to still be in pain even 3 weeks later?
Not unusual: Would not expect you to be pain-free at only 3 wks after a shoulder arthroscopy w/ debridement/decompression. The important thing to note is wether you are making progress in terms of regaining your motion/function and are noting a progressive decrease in pain compared to the first week post operatively. ...Read more
What to do if I had shoulder decompression and debridement is it normal to still be in pain 3 weeks later?
What do you advise if I had shoulder decompression and debridement is it normal to still be in pain 3 weeks later?
Maybe: Shoulder surgery is painful. This may be normal but you should be followed by your surgeon for a period of time to make sure there is nothing more going on. ...Read more
Seven months ago I had a ptt debridement. Still no improvement from pre op pain and limp. How long before I should see improvment?
Depends: It oftentimes depends on the condition of the residual tendon and if you have a significant flatfoot deformity. If the residual tendon is degenerative, you might still have pain requiring a tendon transfer. A deformity may require an osteotomy or fusion. Physical therapy may also help. Follow up with your surgeon and discuss these issues. ...Read more
Better healing: Irrigation can be with various solutions for different purposes. Debris removal with hydrogen peroxide can be used. Chlorahexadine can be used for better healing and bacteria removal. Irrigation can be done in conjunction with a debridement or scaling and root planning, depending on the diagnostic findings of the dentist. ...Read more