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Dressing removal
« on: February 11, 2017, 08:01:57 AM »
Hello everyone,

I had the dressing changed 8 days after the surgery.  When did you no longer need the dressing after your surgery.  Thanks.


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Re: Dressing removal
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 07:34:18 PM »
 8) A sensation  2 weeks I had both of them off. Cheers K
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Re: Dressing removal
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 08:53:47 PM »
The original dressing was removed, cleaned, and replaced before I left the hospital, two days after surgery. Since home I change it out twice daily, morning and evening for sixteen days. Then the staples will be removed and no longer any need for dressing.
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Re: Dressing removal
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 09:32:44 PM »
My wound was covered with a special type of waterproof bandage (it had a name, but I've forgotten). It stayed on until the first post op office visit. Mine was at ten days, but this can vary a bit. At that point Dr. Pritchett's assistant removed it,cleaned it, and attached steristrips to a couple of places that needed them. All stitching was internal and self-dissolving, so nothing to remove.


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Re: Dressing removal
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 07:46:44 AM »
Did your doctor give you any guidelines?

I went home with a dressing on, was told to keep it on for seven days (I think) then take it off and leave it off. No dressing after that. I put antibiotic cream on the wound until the scabs healed. I was told that if the wound leaked through the dressing, to call and possibly get new instructions.

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Re: Dressing removal
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 12:04:10 PM »
Thanks everyone.

He said leave it on until it falls off. No leakage, I removed it and it's all scabbed up nice.  Next step is to get off these crutches!


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