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Revision For Dimpled Skin
15wks postop revision rotator cuff surg w/fullthickness infra tear 1.5cm retracted superior to humeral head &. 5cm partial supraspin tear, can fix it?
Revision Cuff Repair:
Attempting a 2nd revision has a low likelihood of working. If you're having significant pain, weakness and limited range of motion - you may want to discuss superior capsular reconstruction or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with your orthopedic surgeon.
If your symptoms aren't that debilitating - may want to try non-op - PT, injections, etc. ...Read more
Can silikon 1000 be used to treat skin atrophy in my nose after several revisions failed to fix alar wall dent?
Prefer other fillers: There are other dermal fillers that are probably better to silicon --- consult with a cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more
I had a knee revision last wk & now have a strange pulling sensation in scalp when I turn my head. It is in one specific spot. Could it be vascular?
Scalp: Unlikely symptom of vascular problem. More likely muscle irritation. ...Read more
Is it common to die of anaphylaxis in hospital? My daughter passed away after a 5 hour head shunt revision her neurosurgeon said she did exceptionally well, in fact our daughter was taken to her room immediately after the recovery room. Within an hour sh
Extremely: Extremely sorry for your loss. Unfortunately not enough information to be able to give a reasonable answer. Have you discussed the situation with the doctors that were taking care of her? ...Read more
Hi my nose skin is discolored from revision rhinoplasty can the vbeam get rid of the reddish purple hue? (it's not necrosis I have it a few years)
Possibly: While discoloration of the skin is uncommon, even after revision rhinoplasty, it may persist for years or occasionally permanently. Discuss this with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist- there are a few lasers which might be useful to treat your condition. ...Read more
Can revision rhinoplasty be performed on skin affected by burns? I suffered a traumatic accident that caused facial deformities and burns. After multiple plastic surgeries I finally got an acceptable look excepting my nose. A friend of mine, who is a medi
Can death by anaphylaxis be prevented in hospital? My daughter had a head shunt revision and was immediately sitting up within an hour after surgery. She was visiting with family, texting her friends and professors to make up exams, six hours later she ha
Had scar revision and before it was closed cortizone (hydrocortisone) was injected into it. The skin around my scar is purple/red. What is this and will this go away?
LIkely: The purple/red is from the trauma from the injection, it will likely go away in a couple of weeks if not sooner. ...Read more
I was circumcised last year for a tight foreskin and yeast infections. Not all the skin was removed. It covers my corona when flaccid and there is a wad of scar tissue on the underside of my penis. Do I need a revision?
Probably no need: From your description, I don't see any obvious need for revision. But check back with the doctor who did the procedures. ...Read more
I had a below the knee amputation. I have a blister like spot that oozes a little blood & won't heal. My vascular surgeon is talking above the knee revision. Is this necessary for a smal blister that just seems like it needs more skin over it. I have good
This is a tough question to answer without more information. How small is "small"? Where is the blister located? Are you wearing a prosthesis? How long has it been since you first saw the blister? How were you able to determine that you have good circulation?
Without this information, I would suggest that if the blister is not infected and is not causing pain and doesn't limit your ability to wear a prosthesis, local wound care would be reasonable with the expectation that it may never heal, or heal very slowly.
If you are able to provide more information, myself and other physicians may be able to advise you more appropriately. ...Read more
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, Saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Postmortum finding: Skin slippage is the term for the separation of the skin from the underlying tissue in post mortum state this is something that a medical student in gross anatomy or a pathologist doing an autopsy might see. ...Read more
Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more
Skin Safe in Sun: To protect your skin during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen (i recommend min spf 30) and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www. Melanomaresource. Org/index. Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more
CREPEY SKIN WHERE?
EYES, LEGS, FACE, TRUNK, HANDS, ARMS?
AGE AND EXPOSURE TO THE SUN ARE A COUPLE OF FACTORS THAT OFTEN CAUSE THIS CONDITION.
WHY? BECAUSE WE LOSE COLLAGEN AND THICKNESS OF THE UPPER LAYERS OF THE SKIN.
OCCURS MORE OFTEN IN WHITE WOMEN.
BLACK PEOPLE HAVE MORE PROTECTIVE MELANIN CELLS IN THEIR SKIN AND THAT IS WHY THEIR SKIN DOES NOT AGE AS FAST ...Read more