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Where begins and where ends sternotomy scar on chest after heart surgery and what length is this scar? How long takes complete heal of this scar?
Sternotomy: Sternotomy is the cutting of the sternum, a bone, to access your heart and chest cavities. The bone is wired close with several wires. Like any bone, takes 6 weeks to heal to 80%. Your surgery team will be the best to tell you specifics about your case. Also your surgery team will know what operation was done using the access provided by sternotomy. ...Read more
I am not understanding my own research on the computer so can some please explain what "multiple median sternotomy and the wires are chronic" means? Thank you in advance
Chest x-ray: After a sternotomy for cardiac surgery the cxr is forever altered. The sternal wires used to close the split sternum are permanent. If you have had repeat or multiple sternotomies, the wires, wire removals, replacement will also become permanent on your cxr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had med. Sternotomy yrs ago for afib. Followed by chronic xiphoid pain. Xiphoidectomy made it worse. Now have upper ab pain/tension, rib tension/tension in mus. Below ribs. Intercostal nerve block?
I had a sternotomy 12mths ago to remove a thymoma & pericardial sac. No chemo/radiation required. How long should I wait until i can fall pregnant.
Is it true that sternum in fracture or Median sternotomy heal faster than other bone even when you're old (>50)
and that produce bone till death???
No: Like other potential fractures it may not heal at all ever. Normally the older you get the longer it takes to heal. ...Read more
My 14 week old daughter had an avsd open heart surgery repair which went well. Now has a red rash around her scar. What could this reddening be?
Why do you cut?: Don't know the specific reasons that you cut. Someone who feels empty inside may cut to feel "something". Someone who is hurting emotionally may cut so that the physical pain will distract them. Some cut to punish themselves. One may cut in the belief that they will let out negativity or evil. Regardless of why you use cutting to cope it is unhealthy. Please obtain professional mental health care. ...Read more
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