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Remove Tape Ankle Leg Ulcer Tearing Skin
Warm water...time: I am assuming you are talking about hypafix tape which sticks to the skin. The easiest way is to soak the entire dressing with warm water or saline until it loosens up. More importantly, it is never a good idea to use tape directly on the skin if it can be avoided. Ankle ulcers are typically a result of varicose veins. A compression dressing avoids the use of tape and provides compression therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?
Dressing: Sometimes if you add Normal Saline to the dressing where it is sticking to the wound, it won't pull and tear the skin. ...Read more
Bone healed in 5 th metatarsal fracture.. Does nerve damage cause swelling & pain in foot ankle leg thigh and my hip? Ankle cracks some painfull
Rolled ankle outwards, loud popping, cannot place any pressure on the top of foot, can walk on foot flat footed, turned red, swelling, no bruising, ?
Cut leg 4 weeks ago. Healing, but flesh inside cut is 'popping out' of wound. What is the significance? Used bacitraition, bandages and ACE bandage wrap.
Wearing a boot on foot ( torn fascia).Its hot and makes foot sweat and causing itchy rash . Ideas on keeping it dry & irritation free?
Cut open inner calf on dirtbike foot peg to the bone, 10 internal and a running stitch outer. Skin is growing over my stitches, is that ok? Gonna hurt
Ankle orif 8 screws/plate outside, 2 screws inside ankle.All removed due to infection 6/29/13. Normal to still have pain & flexibility probs?Prognosis?
Best answered: By someone reviewing your xrays and examining your foot. Residual pain is certainly plausible from the injury itself...Osteoarthritis is a possibility as well. If your hardware was removed due to an infection then your immediate concern should be the infection being cleared and then discuss with doc how we can move forward from there....Your too young to have continued pain... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.
Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?
Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more
Mild CRPS after foot fracture and surgery. Symptoms- burning, throbbing pain, pitting edema, foot warm, red, red dots over foot. Options?
Define CRPs: CRP = C reactive Protein? This could be reflex dystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome). You need discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Ankle sprain 3+ months ago. Can scar tissues in the ankle cause tightness inside the ankle. How to loosen tightness? Pain in ankle during calf stretch
Scar is your friend: In this case scar is your friend as it by this mechanism that healing of sprains occurs it takes several months to fully recover/ try to avoid repeat injuries general stretching helps/ backward walking helps/ hot and cold packs help and the both work go back and forth between the two also consider wrapping the ankle with plastic wrap at bedtime this helps to limber up stiff tissue good luck in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can trauma to partial knee replacement loosen prosthesis have pain around it and down leg into foot foot feels weird?
Yes: A significant fall or even a car accident, this can dislodge or loosen a previously well fixed partial or total knee replacement. The numbness might be due to a contusion of one of the nerves around the knee. I would suggest seeing your surgeon for an exam and possible x-ray. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have itching and skin peeling off little and adjacent toe of left foot for 2 weeks. It itches mostly at night time. Skin peeling b/w left & adj. toe?
Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?
Cut on leg, used bandage. Red raised area noted, removed bandage. 3 weeks since injury and area of 'cracking' skin surrounding wound. Not warm to touch or weepy, just won't heal and getting slowly larger. Tried hydrocortisone cream but no improvement?
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