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I'm looking to doing leech therapy for a wound--anyone doing this?

I'm looking to doing leech therapy for a wound--anyone doing this?

EEEWWWWWWwwww Leech: The need to use leeches and maggots always intrigues me, but that issue may be better addressed by the psychiatrists in our healthtap team! leeches are an effective tool when there is an injury or procedure that results in venous congestion. The leeches (sterile from a medical grade source) can be applied to decongest an edematous area due to venous congestion, thus allowing for a better healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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Are there alternative therapies for puncture wound of the lip?

Are there alternative therapies for puncture wound of the lip?

Depends.: Most puncture wounds to the lip will generally heal on their own unless there is a significant tear or laceration that requires suturing. The only "alternative" to suturing is allowing healing to take place similar to a scab if one were to fall and scrape one's knee. It is important to make sure that tetanus is up to date and to look out for signs of infection: redness, swelling and/or pain. ...Read more

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Regarding wound vac therapy, what is the process of changing the dressing?

Regarding wound vac therapy, what is the process of changing the dressing?

KCI wound VAC: In my opinion the most effective of these devices is the kci system. It consists of a sponge, vacuum machine, tubing, and sticky plastic cover (looks like saran wrap). Usually 3 days per week the dressing is changed. The sponge (usually black but others available depending in wound goals) is placed over the entire wound, airtight plastic cover is put over top, tubing connected to suction. ...Read more

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What would be the appropriate therapy for a surgical wound infection?

What would be the appropriate therapy for a surgical wound infection?

Proper evaluation: The appropriate treatment will depend on what the wound needs. Sometimes partial opening is necessary with clean out and good wound care, while other times antibiotics alone can do it. You must get a proper evaluation from your surgeons office to determine what is needed. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy need for a rim rent tear?

How much physical therapy need for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How effective is the prp therapy in healing an ACL partial tear?

Unclear: There is no clear scietific evidence to support the use of prp in healing acl partial tears. However, prp is likely not harmful and may have potential healing advantages that we cannot currently quantify or discern. Supporting evidence is anecdotal. ...Read more

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How effective is the prp therapy in healing an ACL partial tear?

How effective is the prp therapy in healing an ACL partial tear?

Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. While I have not seen research specifically for partial ACL tear, one would assume that this would be a good indiciation for PRP. E.g. prp is known to be good for partial tendon tears. ...Read more

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Can a complete tear of atfl be healed by physical therapy explain?

Can a complete tear of atfl be healed by  physical therapy explain?

ATFL Tear: The atfl is a ligament that helps to stabilize the ankle. While it is possible for ligaments to heal over time, the better question is will the atfl do its job after it heals. Only close follow up with your foot and ankle physician can determine if ankle stability returns. If not, surgical correction might be required. ...Read more

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