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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

History & physical: Usually by performing a history and physical examination with possible radiologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor would I have to see for my knee pain?

Which kind of doctor would I have to see for my knee pain?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeon ois a good place to start. Physical medicine or rehab docs can start you off towards diagnosis and recovery as well. See a rheumatologist if there are joints bothering you. ...Read more

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I have neck and knee arthritus what kind of doctor do I see?

I have neck and knee arthritus what kind of doctor do I see?

Family doctor: Start with your family doctor and they can see if you need a referral to see an orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, or if they can help you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a hurt tailbone where my son knee me in July?

What kind of doctor should I see for a hurt tailbone where my son knee me in July?

See Your Doctor Now: Injured tailbone in July; has pain; no other symptoms given. You should start with your primary care doctor who will do a detailed evaluation; X-rays if needed. If there are complications, your doctor can refer you to an Orthopedic specialist. There is no advantage in waiting any longer since your symptoms began over 2 months ago. See your doctor now for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What type of doctor does one see for knee locking and pain?

What type of doctor does one see for knee locking and pain?

Knee pain: Sports medicine or orthopedic physician. Depending on the cause it may be conservative treatment with therapy, cortisone injection, or surgery. ...Read more

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My husband has an internal burning sensation in his knees which causes his knees to become very hot on the outside. what type of doctor should he see?

My husband has an internal burning sensation in his knees which causes his knees to become very hot on the outside. what type of doctor should he see?

Primary: Start with your primary. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possibly imaging should be done by your primary. This may provide enough information to make a diagnosis. If it is still not clear they can make a more informed decision regarding what type of specialist to see. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor? I was cutting the rubber off of a tire rim and slipped with my utility knife and stabbed a little below my knee. Half inch wide about as deep. A few days later a localized rash appeared around the wound. It is now a week and a half

Should i see a doctor? I was cutting the rubber off of a tire rim and slipped with my utility knife and stabbed a little below my knee. Half inch wide about as deep. A few days later a localized rash appeared around the wound. It is now a week and a half

It depends...: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. If you develop pain, redness, swelling or other signs of infection seek medical attention to get the proper care. ...Read more

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Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...Read more