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Stages Of Skin Graft Healing
4 stages: Hemostasis, which means to stop bleeding, Inflammatory, which means a body response to remove damaged cells and prevent infection, proliferative, which occurs when cells make new proteins to heal the wound defect, and finally maturation, which is resolution of the inflammation (e.g. redness and swelling), and a contracture of the wound (decreasing size). Takes up to a year for all this to occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A skin graft is surgically placed piece of skin that is used to cover a wound. It can be a full thickness piece of skin, or a split thickness skin graft, meaning not all layers of the dermis are included. They each have different characteristics, and may be used on different parts of the body. Skin grafts are often used for treatment of burns, ...Read more
Heard that fractional laser treatments help improve skin by removing layers of skin. The healing process restores growth to damaged areas. True?
Different lasers: Fractional lasers may be ablative (remove tissue) or non-ablative (heat tissue). The technology was designed to reduce recovery time and risks of traditional co2 lasers by creating small zones of injury with adjacent tissue to heal the area (like spot welding or pixels). Co2 lasers take 10 days to heal and red lasts 3 months. Ablative fractional takes 3-4 days to heal with 3-4 weeks of redness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some humor.: .....Injury, pain, swelling then the body starts an inflammatory response. It cleans up the debris, blood &edema fluid.In a few days 2 a week the clot between the bones begins to organize and form a framework 4 the new stem cells to grow into and form osteoblasts that make new bone as they penetrate into the fibrous clot lattice work. New bone forms (callus), lump. Then remodel 2 accept stress. ...Read more
Punctures heal: A puncture wound is an incision into the skin by a sharp instrument, and the damage produced is related to the depth and width of the puncture. A shallow, clean, wound, should not get infected and heal by merely washing with soap and water and using a bandaid. A deep wound can injure deeper structures, even the bowel or thef heart. A dirty wound can cause infection. ...Read more
Band aids: I don't think there's enough evidence to say that bandaids slow the healing of cuts or abrasions, but it's pretty obvious that many cuts do just as well without them. They're probably not necessary for the majority of cuts out there- except for cosmetic purposes. Proper wound care and dressing is important to healing, but your standard adhesive bandaid might probably not be part of that regimen. ...Read more
Scar is normal: Healing with scar tissue is part of the normal healing process. At times a scar can become wide - a hypertrophic scar or the scar can keep on growing as in a keloid. Hypertrophic or keloid scars may need some treatment such as surgical scar revision or cortisone injections. See you doctor if you think you are having excess scarring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Full thickness burns: Or 3rd degree burns can only heal by scarring. This may take several months, or, if the burn is large enough, may never occur. These are serious injuries and should be treated by someone knowledgeable about burn care. Contact your regional burn center for the best advice. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can infection in penis occur if done with dirty hands and halt the process of healing of nerves and skin ..
Dirt can infect: Good hygiene is always the best way to stay healthy. Dirt, if u think about it, contains germs by definition so best to limit exposure. Condoms would be helpful for example in your case. Indeed healing is also compromised by dirt/germs/ infection so even more reason to practice good hygiene. If u notice the first thing a good doctor does is wash their hands when u first meet them. ...Read more
After the injury: Then the hemorrhage and inflammatory stage starts which elaborates many types of growth factors stimulating cytokine activity, angiogenesis, phagocytosis, collagen cross-linking and epitheliaization all of which leads to healing so long as continued injury, contamination or infection is controlled and any chronic disease states like diabetes and vascular disease are controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?
Is it normal to develop blistering of the skin following joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty)?
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