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What is the definition or description of: injuries and wounds?

What is the definition or description of: injuries and wounds?

SImple terms: A wound is when there is loss of tissue from external causes such as a knife wound gunshot wound or bite wound. Ulcers occur from internal causes venous ulcer, stomach ulcer, pressure ulcer. Injury refers to conditions that affects the tissues of our bodies in a detrimental fashion. Injuries need not cause skin breaks to cause damage tot he tissues. Wounds are injuries, not all injuries are wounds. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Injuries And Wounds (Definition)

A wound is when there is loss of tissue from external causes such as a knife wound gunshot wound or bite wound. Ulcers occur from internal causes venous ulcer, stomach ulcer, pressure ulcer. Injury refers to conditions that affects the tissues of our bodies in a detrimental fashion. Injuries need not cause skin breaks to cause damage tot he tissues. Wounds are injuries, not ...Read more


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Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for injuries and wounds?

Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.

What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.

High protein diet: A high protein diet will help in healing the injuries. This may be a combination of fish, chicken and other meats; beans and you may even wish to use protein supplements. Go easy on carbohydrates and saturated fats. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a rotator cuff injury/tear?

How to know if I have a rotator cuff injury/tear?

MRI.: You're most likely going to need an MRI. See a sports medicine specialist who focuses on shoulders, who can determine if you need one. ...Read more

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Is it possible that ashwagandha be used in treating wounds and injuries?

Is it possible that ashwagandha be used in treating wounds and injuries?

Yes: Ashwagandha is a wonderful tonic that reduces inflammation, balances hormones and supports immune function. The roots can be used topically as a poultice as they have natural antimicrobial properties- see http://illuminutri. Com/the-power-of-ashwagandha/ ; http://bit. Ly/1iwyldo. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

Not true!: For centuries some "children and adults did ok…". The rest died horrible deaths of tetanus or lost limbs to terrible infections. As long as you are comfortable not using hundreds of years of progress to improve your odds of a good outcome, there is no reason not to use the same remedies they used. Understand, though, that they would have given anything to have better tools! ...Read more

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I have a wound on my buttocks about 5-6cm deep it started off around 8cm it has been 5 months since my injury why is it taking so long for it to heal.

I have a wound on my buttocks about 5-6cm deep it started off around 8cm it has been 5 months since my injury why is it taking so long for it to heal.

Wound healing: Can be variable from one person to the next. Your wound sounds like it was very large. You need active physician wound care help. Sometimes surgical intervention is needed. Wounds heal based on location, size of wound, overall health (no diabetes, no cigarette smoking, etc), cause of wound (burn, vascular, trauma), wound cleanliness, etc. Needs doctor's active care. ...Read more

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I have a tear at the iliopsoas muscle. What is rehab for this injury?

I have a tear at the iliopsoas muscle. What is rehab for this injury?

Rest: Muscle tears are often treated with a combination of rest, Ice, elevation, and anti inflammatories. Compression can help, but for the psoas, this is nearly impossible. Let the muscle heal. ...Read more

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Can HIV spread through cuts, wounds or injuries?

Can HIV spread through cuts, wounds or injuries?

HIV is hard to get: I am not sure what you are really asking. Hiv is not caught in normal life settings. It is not caught from inanimate objects, from casual contact with an infected person; it is not caught through normal skin. If you have a fresh open wound and someone actively bleeds into your wound then we can talk about this. What are you really worrying about? Why are you so worried? ...Read more

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What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

Eat healthy: Hopefully, the self injury wounds are not an ongoing event. The affected person will seek professional mental health treatment asap. Making sure the person is healthy otherwise, getting rest ; eating a well-balanced diet is essential. The wounds should be kept clean and attended to daily if they are severe ; followed by the appropriate medical provider as needed. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common sport injury in children?

Please describe the most common sport injury in children?

Teeth: Injuries to teeth is a common sport injury in children and is the reason a mouth guard should be worn for any contact sport. In most cases a custom made mouth guard by a dentist is better than boil and bite ones. ...Read more

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Why are epiphyseal injuries common in children's sports?

Why are epiphyseal injuries common in children's sports?

Epiphyseal Injuries: These injuries are more common in children in sports because these areas are the weakest parts of bones and sporting activities have an increased risk of injury. This shouldn't prevent children from being active and participating in sports, but make parents, coaches and caregivers aware that any injury should be evaluated (sprains, strains, falls, hits, etc). ...Read more

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What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

Pain.: Pain radiating into the upper part of the arm, night pain, and an inability, or difficulty, raising your arm overhead. ...Read more

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Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Yes: Collar bone injuries heal pretty quickly in children. Swimming is not contraindicated as long as they can do so without a great deal of pain. ...Read more

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What is the right treatment for a sports injury meniscus tear?

What is the right treatment for a sports injury meniscus tear?

Surgery.: Usually arhtroscopic surgery is required to take care of a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Would I cause more damage if I use my wrist after diagnosis of ulnar abutment, tfc tear, ulnar stylis non union and LT injury? Injury 22 mos. Ago

Would I cause more damage if I use my wrist after diagnosis of ulnar abutment, tfc tear, ulnar stylis non union and LT injury? Injury 22 mos. Ago

Perhaps: YOu have not said how you are going to use your wrist. I would see an ortho doc and get clearance as to the type of activity that you are going to do. Then if this type of activity is not going to aggravate you may need some type of physiotherapy to build up the wrist to the level of where you need to be. ...Read more

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Would my knee injury possibly need surgery if I have internal damage like a tear?

Would my knee injury possibly need surgery if I have internal damage like a tear?

Knee surgery: Yes, it is very possible. Have your knee examined by a board certified orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've got minor injuries from this new job and that wounds are not healing. What do you recommend?

I've got minor injuries from this new job and that wounds are not healing. What do you recommend?

Clean and cover: Localized small abrasions can be rinsed with sterile saline or warm water and soap and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Consult with your physician if you do not have improvement or develop signs of infection. ...Read more

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I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read more

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I had tka 8 years ago, rotating platform. Injury 12/12, unable to extend knee, unable to weightbear. Diangosis MCL tear. Still unable to extend, worsening.

I had tka 8 years ago, rotating platform. Injury 12/12, unable to extend knee, unable to weightbear. Diangosis MCL tear. Still unable to extend, worsening.

Need XR: You may have dislodged the plastic piece between the femoral and tibial component. Dislocation of the polyethylene bearing is more common in a mobile bearing knee replacement. You should go in and get an x-ray. If you had full range of motion prior to your injury, you should be able to regain full range of motion unless something is out of place. ...Read more

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I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?

I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?

Depends: If you have a complete rotator cuff tear with weakness and night pain in your dominant shoulder then yes, at age 45 you may need surgery. You don't mention having an mri. If you do get an MRI arthrogram as it provides more information. Have you tried any physical therapy yet? ...Read more

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What can I do to repair a shoulder injury, specifically an inferior glenohumeral ligament tear (ighl)?

What can I do to repair a shoulder injury, specifically an inferior glenohumeral ligament tear (ighl)?

IGHL: Depends upon extent. If just partial tear, consider rest, immobilization, nsaids, pt/modalities. If complete or more extensive, may need additional scope or open stabilization procedures if the glenohumeral joint is unstable with conservative attempts to heal. ...Read more

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My peroneal brevis tendon is torn. I had an ankle injury and surgery before this tear was found. Is it possible it was already there and overlooked?

Very possible: Not sure what type of ankle injury you had, but if you were in an motor vehicle accident and broke your ankle, there is a high possibility that you damaged your peroneal tendons. A lot of time, x-ray is the only diagnostic tool that is used by doctors. Soft tissue injuries such as tendon tears do not show up in x-rays. So unless they did the MRI along with x-rays then, it was simple missed. ...Read more

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Badminton coach. Did an mri. Report says full tear of ACL and grade2 injury to mcl. Reconstruction n rehabiltation please explain. Can I be back to my game?

Badminton coach. Did an mri. Report says full tear of ACL and grade2 injury to mcl. Reconstruction n rehabiltation please explain. Can I be back to my game?

Yes: You will be able to return to badminton after you heal fully from the acl reconstruction surgery. Usually, it take 1year before you can compete. You will be able to practice at about 5months depending on how your healing progresses. Even professional athletes require 1 year to return to sports. Just ensure that your surgery is performed by a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I have grade 2 meniscus tear involving posterior medial horn? What treatment would you prescribed for grade 2 meniscal injury?

I have grade 2 meniscus tear involving posterior medial horn? What treatment would you prescribed for grade 2 meniscal injury?

Meniscus: Just watch it for now. Try an nsaids and avoid any exercise that makes it hurt. A grade 2 signal is a finding on a MRI but it does not represent a complete tear which is a grade 3 ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more