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What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Depending on the nature of your problems orthopedist use the same dressing as most surgical specialist.
One exception may be the usage of casts to address fractures. Or braces, ace bandages, and slings.

In brief: Many

Depending on the nature of your problems orthopedist use the same dressing as most surgical specialist.
One exception may be the usage of casts to address fractures. Or braces, ace bandages, and slings.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It varies from surg-

-eon 2 surgeon.. they can be dry gauze, betadine gauze, telfa, liquid sealant over the sutures or staples, vasciline gauze and others, so ther is no standard.

In brief: It varies from surg-

-eon 2 surgeon.. they can be dry gauze, betadine gauze, telfa, liquid sealant over the sutures or staples, vasciline gauze and others, so ther is no standard.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

Varies tremendously based upon the diagnosis.
A dressing can be used to be a barrier, to aid in healing, to treat an infection, as a modality to try to reduce swelling, and in conjunction with a cast or splint; all based upon the condition needing the dressing.

In brief: Varies

Varies tremendously based upon the diagnosis.
A dressing can be used to be a barrier, to aid in healing, to treat an infection, as a modality to try to reduce swelling, and in conjunction with a cast or splint; all based upon the condition needing the dressing.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Dressings

Varies with surgeon choice: 4 by 4, xeroform, abd, silver dressing, etc.
Are options.

In brief: Dressings

Varies with surgeon choice: 4 by 4, xeroform, abd, silver dressing, etc.
Are options.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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