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I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

Employee health: See your employee health immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to ascertain if you need post-exposure prophylaxis. The sooner you see a doctor the better. Do not delay! ...Read more

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How can I treat each specific type of wound ( punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?

How can I treat each specific type of wound ( punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?

There is not way to: cover this many topics in 400 characters or less. Encourage you to google each topic. ...Read more

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What sutures are used for skin closure?

What sutures are used for skin closure?

Skin sutures: depends on what you are suturing. Use smaller ones on face and eyes. ...Read more

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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

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What type of biopsy is more accurate for large clusters of microcalcifications in the breast, stereotactic core biopsy or wire guided open surgery?

What type of biopsy is more accurate for large clusters of microcalcifications in the breast,
stereotactic core biopsy or wire guided open
surgery?

Open biopsy: is considered the historic "gold standard", but the accuracy of stereotactic biopsy approaches that of excisional biopsy, with less risk, less complications, less cost, and no disfigurement or significant scarring. It avoids unnecessary surgery. About 75% or so of all microcalcification biopsies turn out benign. Image-guided needle biopsies are the standard of care for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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Why are there different kinds of stitches or sutures?

Why  are there different kinds of stitches or sutures?

Different healing.: Sutures are used to help approximate soft tissues. Different soft tissues require certain healing times (skin, mucosa, muscle, tendon) therefore it is key to have sutures that last different times. The biggest distinction is permanent versus absorbable sutures. ...Read more

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How we close are needle size tooth gaps?

How we close are needle size tooth gaps?

Orthodontia: I can only assume that you are asking, "how do you close small gaps between the teeth?" i believe that the best way to close naturally occurring diastemas between healthy teeth is with braces. Braces are best done by a specially trained dentist called an orthodontist. Ask your current dentist if you are a candidate for orthodontia. ...Read more

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Subcuticular monocryl sutures do they dissolve?

Subcuticular monocryl sutures do they dissolve?

Yes, they dissolve.: Monocryl is an absorbable, clear, monofilament that is often used just under the skin to line-up the edges of an incision. It is less inflammatory than most absorbable sutures, so it is less likely to spit. It also takes a little longer to dissolve. I used it daily for wide range of cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks (witch hazel) and facelifts. ...Read more

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What it's mean: "closed skin Subcutaneous Tissue Biopsy procedure?

What it's mean:
"closed skin Subcutaneous Tissue Biopsy procedure?

Under skin: It means the stitches are in tissue beneath the skin where you cannot see them. No suture removal will be needed. ...Read more

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What types of implant materials are used during genioplasty?

What types of implant materials are used during genioplasty?

Discuss with surgeon: silicone implants • expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (eptfe): • polyethylene implants • hydroxyapatite implants • bone grafts • cadaveric bone grafts • autologous tissue grafts (excluding fat) • autologous fat transfer (fat grafting) • cadaveric tissue grafts & cultured tissue • alloderm • allograft • apligraft sliding genioplasty is also an option without using implants. ...Read more

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Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

Depends: Depends on the physician doing the biopsy. It's a simple procedure. Some physicians use local anesthetic, some use Ethyl Chloride (cold spray), some use nothing at all. Call the physician's office to find out ahead of time how he/she does it so you can anticipate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are techniques used to detect subdural hematoma?

What are techniques used to detect subdural hematoma?

CT scan of the head: Subdural hematoma is the development of a blood clot between the dura (lining of the brain) and the brain. These frequently can occur after trauma when a small vessel bleeds. Clinical history and examination can lead one to suspect a subdural hematoma (sdh). Definitive diagnosis is with a ct scan or an MRI where the blood and its location can actually be visualized. ...Read more

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Does a granuloma caused by dissolvable sutures require surgical removal?

Likely yes: Depends - anytime the suture is exposed and within an infected granuloma, it is best to remove it as the half life of the current day dissolvable sutures is quite long. ...Read more

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What type of surgeons remove lipomas?

What type of surgeons remove lipomas?

Depends: General surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists (ent), dermatologists, and family physicians all remove lipomas. Well trained surgeons & family physicians can and do remove these with excellent cosmetic result. Is not uncommon for any of these physicians to have trainees remove a lipoma under supervision. This is generally not a complex procedure requiring ultra-specialist. ...Read more

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After brain surgery, how's the bone flap replaced? What materials are usually used to reattach it? Can it be glued back? Dissolvable stitches?

After brain surgery, how's the bone flap replaced? What materials are usually used to reattach it? Can it be glued back? Dissolvable stitches?

Varies regionally: At this time, in the U.S. The most common method of bone flap replacement is with small titanium bridging plates and screws that are placed circumferentially around the bone flap. Years ago, wires or sutures were also used. The plates are firmer and allow scar to bridge the gap between the bone flap and the cranium. Sometimes a bone matrix is placed in the gap to help "glue" the pieces together. ...Read more

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Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more