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What puts someone at risk for puncture wound of the foot?

What puts someone at risk for puncture wound of the foot?

Barefeet: And improper shoe gear in an environment with objects that can puncture the foot and even the shoe gear puts someone at higher risk. ...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


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What puts someone at risk for corns?

What puts someone at risk for corns?

Bone changes: Constant pressure from i'll fitting shoes puts pressure on bones that produce protective thickening of skin. Shoes must fit properly and underlying bone amy need to be treated of necessary by podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a below the knee amputation to a diabetic?

What are the risks of a below the knee amputation to a diabetic?

Complicated: The answer to this question is complicated and is best addressed by your surgeon as part of a preoperative discussion of the risks and benefits of the surgery. Only with a detailed discussion can the potential benefits be weighed against the risks and an informed decision made. ...Read more

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What is the risk from open wound to wound contact in terms of HIV transmission?

What is the risk from open wound to wound contact in terms of HIV transmission?

Moist transmission: Hiv virus is best transmitted when there is contact between someone with the disease who has an open wound or whose moist mucous membranes (mouth, penis, vagina, anus) comes in direct contact with some one elses open wound or moist mucous membranes.The virus must stay in a moist environment to be transmitted. Toilet seats, door knobs, etc. Will not allow transmission.A moist environment is key ! ...Read more

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Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Nothing ventured: Nothing gained. I suppose if you kept yourself indoors sitting on a well-padded couch for the rest of your life, the only injury you might get is carpal tunnel from fiddling with the tv remote all day. Yes, a small risk of a foot injury exists if you roller-blade. But what doesn't come with risks? Go out and enjoy life's pleasures. Injuries are going to find you whether you enjoy life or not! ...Read more

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What conditions that put someone at risk of decubitus ulcers other than a cva?

What conditions that put someone at risk of decubitus ulcers other than a cva?

Spinal cord injury: The general rule for decubitus ulcers (more accurately pressure sores) is "no pressure, no sore." if any of us stay in one position too long, we will get a pressure sore. We do not because we move and shift our weight, even when asleep. Those at risk for pressure sores are those who cannot do this: spinal cord injury patients or weak or debilitated patients who cannot move themselves. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a transmetatarsal amputation if diabetic?

What are the risks of a transmetatarsal amputation if diabetic?

Complicated: The answer to this question is complicated and is best addressed by your surgeon as part of a preoperative discussion of the risks and benefits of the surgery. Only with a detailed discussion can the potential benefits be weighed against the risks and an informed decision made. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a punctured lung?

What is the risk of a punctured lung?

Death: Death. A punctured lung is a medical emergency and requires emergency treatment. If you are concerned, call 911. ...Read more

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What is risk of untreated foot cut infections?

Serious: An infection in the foot can be a serious problem. If untreated it can cause tissue destruction and may lead to amputation or rarely death. ...Read more

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That put someone at risk of decubitus ulcers other than a cva?

That put someone at risk of decubitus ulcers other than a cva?

Decubitus: Decubitus ulcer is commonly seen in paraplegics and long bedridden patients becuase of the contonuous pressure and not moving . It affects the blood supply and cause necrosis of the area ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

Only if there isCut&: The Tetanus germ can only enter your body if there is a cut in the skin.And that too if you have not been actively immunized against Tetanus and your last booster was more than 10 years ago. So every one who is worried about Tetanus should get their DT or Tdap booster every 10 years as an adult if you had your active immunization as a child ...Read more

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What is the risk of exposure if at a clinical setting for stds? They use a reusable finger prick device. They replaced the needle in front of me.

What is the risk of exposure if at a clinical setting for stds? They use a reusable finger prick device. They replaced the needle in front of me.

No they do not use: We do not use reusable reusable needle or lancets in usa anywhere, and that too in std clinic, it is not possible i can assure you it can not be true and if is it needs to be reported to health dept of the city and state but once again I do not believe it is happening in usa. ...Read more

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What is the embolism risk from bone injury? How long is a person at risk of an embolism as the result of a traumatic bone injury?

What is the embolism risk from bone injury? How long is a person at risk of an embolism as the result of a traumatic bone injury?

Bone embolism: Fat embolism syndrome is a problem usually reserved for major multitrauma involving the long bones (femur and tibia). The big problems are usually in the first week or so. Blood clots from not using your legs after surgery can persist longer and the blood clots can go to your lungs - embolism. ...Read more

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What is the percent risk of my child catching polio versus the percent risk of my child having a bad reaction to the vaccine?

What is the percent risk of my child catching polio versus the percent risk of my child having a bad reaction to the vaccine?

Enough to ponder: An asymptomatic polio carrier can get on a plane in the third world, fly to your state & enter your mall/store/ population & the germ can be in your local for wks & be passed to your kid. The inactivated polio vaccine has negligable issues & prevents a deadly disease. If we are lucky and can eliminate polio from the world we can stop the shots. Until then accept that the germ can be next door. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read more

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What increases risk of a wound infection?

What increases risk of a wound infection?

Wound infection: Many factors which include: the type of wound; the circumstances in which the wound developed (especially traumatic wounds); the length of time that you had the wound; underlying illnesses like diabetes or poor blood flow; the lack of care of the wound. These are just a few of the major things that can increase the risk of a wound infection. ...Read more

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What are the risks and likelyhood of each risk for spinal tap on 18m old?

What are the risks and likelyhood of each risk for spinal tap on 18m old?

Depends: This depends on the experience and proficiency of the person who does the tap.In experienced hands the risks are negligable. I never had any problems beyond localized bleeding/failure to gain the right fluid in thousands I did over 4 decades.Most permits list possibility of infection or nerve injury, but this is more speculation and desire to be inclusive on the form. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

Multiple factors: Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy, poor circulation and foot deformities among other things. Trauma is another risk factor. ...Read more

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What is the risk of HIV from stepping on a hypodermic needle? Also would you feel it pierce your skin?

What is the risk of HIV from stepping on a hypodermic needle? Also would you feel it pierce your skin?

Little or no risk: This is one of those theoretical risks that are very rare. I'm not aware of any reported HIV cases, ever, from stepping on a needle or otherwise being stuck with a needle in the environment. Most people would be aware, but not necessarily if distracted. People often get minor cuts or other injuries that they don't notice until they see bloodlater; it's probably happened to you! Still, no worries. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a child having an arm fracture from biking?

What are the risks of a child having an arm fracture from biking?

Variable: No strong evidence...But same as skiing, snowboarding, jumping on trampoline and being an active kid. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

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