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Why do surgical site open after stiches are removed?

Why do surgical site open after stiches are removed?

Stitches: A wound can open after sutures are removed when there is more stress across the incision than the rhaling wound can withstand. Each patient is different - some take longer to heal. Different areas of the body heal at different rates as well. ...Read more

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Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read more

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Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Depends : Both have different indications for different body types. ...Read more

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Where is the injection site for epidural anesthesia?

Where is the injection site for epidural anesthesia?

Any part of spine: An epidural can be given anywhere along the full length of the spine. In the neck and upper spine, it is often used for pain management. An epidural can be placed in the mid-back for pain relief after chest or abdominal surgery. Epidurals are often placed in the lower back for labor pain, c-sections, or orthopedic surgery on the legs. So it depends on the need. ...Read more

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind. ...Read more

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Is it normal to drain or weep the incision site after laser vein surgery?

Is it normal to drain or weep the incision site after laser vein surgery?

Yes, if immediate: It is normal to weep a small amount or watery fluid or slight blood-tinged watery fluid IMMEDIATELY after laser vein surgery (within the first couple of hours). This is the result of the tumescent anesthesia leaking through the laser puncture site in the skin or from the puncture sites made for injecting the numbing fluid (the Xylocaine (lidocaine) / Novacaine fluid used to numb the area leaking out). ...Read more

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If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

Sometimes: Definitely needs to be watched carefully. Sometimes resolves with a spinal drain alone, but sustained leakage through the wound requires re operation. ...Read more

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Does cyst removal require open surgery?

Does cyst removal require open surgery?

Depends: The technique used to remove a cyst depends on where the cyst is located and how large the cyst is. ...Read more

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A large thigh abscess develops at the surgical site after a femoral artery embolectomy, is incision and drainage the only treatment required?

A large thigh abscess develops at the surgical site after a femoral artery embolectomy, is incision and drainage the only treatment required?

Yes: An abscess, or collection of infected fluid should absolutely be drained. If left undrained, it could compromise healing if the opening in the artery, and the suture line could blow out leading to a high risk of death. Call your surgeon immediately! an infection of the skin without and abscess is best treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is sterile bony sequestrum cause for serosanguinous exudate over previous fracture repair site?

Is sterile bony sequestrum cause for serosanguinous exudate over previous fracture repair site?

Yes: Sequestrum(s)by definition are generally not sterile but associated w/ chronic bone infection( osteomyelitis ). See your orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries? Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries?  Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Bad Idea: Incisional hernia repair is almost-always done with mesh. Mesh infections can be devastating complications. Increasing the incisions in the abdominal wall by liposuction could increase the risk of mesh infection. In contrast, an andominoplasty ("tummy tuck") can sometimes be combined with hernia repair. ...Read more

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Non surgical and/or surgical treatment options for proximal tib/fib joint instability?

Non surgical and/or surgical treatment options for proximal tib/fib joint instability?

Options: Nonsurgical: physical therapies such as activity modification, supportive straps, and knee strengthening. For patients with chronic pain or instability, surgical options include arthrodesis (fusing the joint), fibular head resection, and proximal tibiofibular joint capsule reconstruction. It would be worth trying the non surgical techniques first. Find a good osteopath or sports physio ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop seroma at the incision site after a surgical hysterectomy?

Is it  normal to develop seroma at the incision site after a surgical hysterectomy?

Common: That is not uncommon and may resolve on is own. Sometimes the seroma will open and drain on it's own, sometimes they must be opened and drained. It may be inconvenient but is not considered to be a severe complication. ...Read more

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Information site on camptodactyly?

Information site on camptodactyly?

Camptylodactly: www.limbdifference.org is great for childrens "congenital hand differences". ...Read more

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Are any follow-up treatments needed after anal fistula surgery?

Are  any follow-up treatments needed after anal fistula surgery?

Surgeon office exam: Evaluation by your surgeon after surgery to be sure that the area is healing properly would be sufficient. There is a low chance of fistula recurrence after the first surgery, depending on the size, depth, and location of the fistula, and what type of surgery was performed. ...Read more