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Injuries And Wounds In Children
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
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
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
What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.
Why do I get scars even from surface scratch wounds? And how can I treat injuries better so they won't scar, I don't scratch them off when they itch.
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
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
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
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
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
Pain.: Pain radiating into the upper part of the arm, night pain, and an inability, or difficulty, raising your arm overhead. ...Read more
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
Knee surgery: Yes, it is very possible. Have your knee examined by a board certified orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I've got minor injuries from this new job and that wounds are not healing. What do you recommend?
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
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
I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?
What can I do to repair a shoulder injury, specifically an inferior glenohumeral ligament tear (ighl)?
I have a injury (scratches)on my mole be4 Now the skinhealed and the scar fall off But it made the skin around the wound darken How to remove the mark?
Dermatologist: Go see a dermatologist. The mole should not change color. ...Read more
Can a minor head injury cause infertility for a man? My husband was hit by a car while riding his bike when he was a child. He had some type of small plate placed in his head. I guess he lost fluid or something, I'm not sure. He's 45 now and has no childr
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
Mr Harvey I had an soccer injury about 4.5 weeks ago Got MRI results and it says partial medial CL (MCL) tear I can walk fine but I can't bend my k?
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