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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

Depends: Most wound healing is determined by a whole bunch of factors. Typically, they type of surgery, how big the incisions are, if ere was infection at all, other. Heinie diseases like diabetes and your age (along with several other factors) determine the average length of time. Expect at least two weeks for basic healing and six to eight for more complete wound healing. ...Read more

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Are there herbs which help surgical wounds to heal?

Are there herbs which help surgical wounds to heal?

Surgical Wounds: The best way to have proper healing is to follow the surgeon's directions for activity and care of the wound.

You should make sure that you are eating a healthy diet.

There has been much written about herbs and nutritionals in wound care with little 'accepted' research to back the claims. Making recommendations for herbs is also fraught with lack of regulation on the production of these product. ...Read more

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Can a rotatory cuff tear heal on its own, without surgery?

Can a rotatory cuff tear heal on its own, without surgery?

Rotator cuff tear: Yes it can. Depending on the type and degree of tear ...Read more

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How long takes a bucket handle medial tear to heal after surgery?

How long takes a bucket handle medial tear to heal after surgery?

Typically 4-6 weeks: After the surgery procedure it typically takes
4-6 weeks of rehab to get back to activities
you will have to gradually decrease your
swelling, increase you motion, strength and
endurance
i have patients who have this done who go
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If you tear your acl, how long does it take to heal if you don't have surgery?

If you tear your acl, how long does it take to heal if you don't have surgery?

It doesn't: The acl cannot heal on its own. It often scars down around the surrounding structures, but it does not return to normal function without a reconstruction. However, the decision to reconstruct is a very personal and individual decision that should be discussed with your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon / sports medicine surgeon. Take the time to go over your own situation with the surgeon! ...Read more

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What is the best method to heal an open surgical wound?

What is the best method to heal an open surgical wound?

It depends: Acute? Chronic? Infection? Diabetic? Location of wound? Your bmi/nutritional status? Many factors figure into wound healing. You need to work closely with your doctors for optimal outcome. Try a wound clinic if one is available to you. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a full thickness tfcc tear heal without surgery?

Please tell me, could a full thickness tfcc tear heal without surgery?

Doubtful: The tfcc has two components. The central component is cartilage with poor blood supply that is not capable of healing on its own if torn. The peripheral component is both ligamentous and cartilaginous, has better blood supply and is capable of healing if torn. However the majority of peripheral tears require arthroscopic repair, a trial of immobilization may result in the tear healing sometimes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more

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If surgical glue peeling off to soon, will my wounds still heal normally?

If surgical glue peeling off to soon, will my wounds still heal normally?

Yes: The 'surgical glue' peels off in just a few days. Your wound should still heal ok. It can still get infected. If you have a concern about how your wound looks, or if it does get infected, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a 11 month insubstance tear in central insertional fibres of the distal Archilles tendon heal without surgery?

Can a 11 month insubstance tear in central insertional fibres of the distal Archilles tendon heal without surgery?

Partial tears might: If it is a complete tear, no. If it is a partial tear, there is a chance that it might heal without surgery. A medical boot that limits movement of the Achilles tendon, one that immobilizes the ankle, would certainly be needed. ...Read more

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Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Big deep wound: A well balanced diet with proper nutrition will be adequate enough with good hygiene to keep the wound clean. It will heal by itself if you take proper care of it and follow your surgeon's instructions carefully. ...Read more

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What could you eat or do for a meniscus tear to heal faster after surgery?

What could you eat or do for a meniscus tear to heal faster after surgery?

Nothing U can eat-: -but I would advise you 2 avoid NSAIDS, as the inflammatory reaction is needed 2 promote healing. It is very important 2 avoid them in fracture healing. For example, with total joint replacements NSAIDS R given 2 prevent calcium 2 B deposited in the peri operative field. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff tear heal on its own without surgery? What do I have to do?

Can a rotator cuff tear heal on its own without surgery? What do I have to do?

Depends: Http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm
an acute injury can result in significant weakness but not mean that there is a large tear. We need more information and a clearer extent of pathology and diagnosis. A drop arm test by itself is not sufficient to make the decision for surgery. Consider a more detailed evaluation with a shoulder specialist to review your options. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a partial meniscus tear, does it heal over time without surgery?

What to do if I had a partial meniscus tear, does it heal over time without surgery?

Meniscal tears: The meniscus will not heal itself, though it is possible to be asymptomatic with a meniscus tear. Typically surgical intervention is appropriate unless there is excessive osteoarthritis. Seeing an orthopedic physician will better determine your appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more

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I have a slap tear in my shoulder. Is it possible for the tear to heal on its own without a surgery or is surgery theonly way to go? Are there any long term effects?

I have a slap tear in my shoulder. Is it possible for the tear to heal on its own without a surgery or is surgery theonly way to go? Are there any long term effects?

Depends: Slap lesions don't heal on their own. There is good data to support that. Not all slap lesions need surgery. If you have no pain or other symptoms nothing needs to be done. If you have pain try physical therapy first. If that fails, you may need surgery to repair your labrum, or tenodese (cut and reimplant in a different location) your biceps tendon. Choice depends on age, activity level etc. ...Read more

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Had surgery for a ingrow toe nail it has been six month wound won't heal?

Had surgery for a ingrow toe nail it has been six month wound won't heal?

Something is wrong: Gosh, why wait sooooo long?
What has gone on during that period of time....this is way too long of a time period for this to be going on. Did it heal and then perhaps come back? Mor never healed? Did the doctor attempt to redo the procedure? Sometimes nail spicule is left behind, or a cyst develops.....you need to get this fixed. I'd also get xrays to make sure no bone involvement. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a post thrombotic wound on the leg that doesn't close? Little blood flow, even when compressed. Is surgery recommended?

What's the best way to heal a post thrombotic wound on the leg that doesn't close? Little blood flow, even when compressed. Is surgery recommended?

DVT and ulcer: A wound or ulcer on the leg/ankle associated with venous hypertension will be difficult to heal. These wounds require compression in addition to regular wound care. A venous and arterial insufficiency ultrasounds are helpful before the compression devices are used to assess for safety. Okay to ask for a referral to a wound care clinic. ...Read more

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How to get quick heal from scar wound after circumcision surgery?

How to get quick heal from scar wound after circumcision surgery?

It just needs...: To heal up. I would apply traumeel cream (or ointment) to help promote healing. It is homeopathic and available online or at most whole foods stores. This is anecdotal, but I have been personally using it for myself my family and my patients for 25 years. It is very safe, so you can apply it as often as you want. Sometimes I will apply it four or five times a day on cuts on myself. ...Read more

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I have a tear proximal femoral origin of the acl. Do I need surgery, if not, how long will it take to heal?

I have a tear proximal femoral origin of the acl. Do I need surgery, if not, how long will it take to heal?

Depends: A complete acl tear will not heal on its own. Whether or not you needs surgery depends on your symptoms, activity level, hobbies, and the general condition of the knee otherwise. See your orthopedist for their recommendation. ...Read more

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Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? Takes how long to heal? I feel stiff n painnful

Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? Takes how long to heal? I feel stiff n painnful

It depends.: If it's your first time tearing it, it may have the potential to heal. If it's happened repeatedly, then you may need surgical stabilization. ...Read more

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Can supraspinatus intrasubstance tendon tear (7x1x6 mm) heal by itself without surgery? How long may it take for a healthy 62 years old to heal?

Unlikely: Partial thickness rotator cuff tears rarely'heal'. They may become less painful occassionally in some patients who are able to 'tolerate' them. However, most progress (esp. In older adults) w/time to small full thickness tears, etc. If u are not improving w/ pt, NSAIDs, etc. Consider having an experienced arthroscopist perform repair (intrasubstance or 'taken down' and repair to bone).Pain relief! ...Read more

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If my common wounds and cut do not heal for weeks is it indication that if I will have any surgery it will not heal also for months like c section?

If my common wounds and cut do not heal for weeks is it indication that if I will have any surgery it will not heal also for months like c section?

Possibly: You are diabetic, and if your diabetes is not well controlled, it could affect the healing of all kinds of wounds, even surgical scars. See your doctor and be sure diabetes is well controlled. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could heal a wound from vein surgery near my ankle?

I was wondering how I could heal a wound from vein surgery near my ankle?

Depends on wound.: If you have a wound as a result of a surgical incision then usually local care with keeping it clean, a topical antibacterial ointment and a dressing should heal it. If it is a venous ulcer, then you would need a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux sonogram and closure of any refluxing valves. It would be wise for you to see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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I just recieved my MRI results I have a full thickness ACL tear will that heal on its own or will I need surgery?

I just recieved my MRI results I have a full thickness ACL tear will that heal on its own or will I need surgery?

No it will not heal: The acl when get torn, dose not healed by itself and need to be reconstructed, because of the nature of the blood supply of this ligament. ...Read more

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I tore my labrum with a slap tear. Had surgery two weeks go, when I heal is there a good chance of playing sports again?

I tore my labrum with a slap tear. Had surgery two weeks go, when I heal is there a good chance of playing sports again?

Slap tear: Many high school, college, and professional athletes return to their sport after having this surgery. With appropriate rehabilitation you should be able to return to athletic activities. ...Read more