However, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to treat a perforated eardrum. This is usually taken by mouth since ear drops can cause more damage in the ear. You may also be advised to take over-the-counter pain-relievers. These include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which help reduce your pain and inflammation. 2.
If just the tip of your finger was removed, the wound will typically heal on its own with a protective dressing and regular cleaning. • For more severe injuries, a portion of skin may need to be taken from another part of the body (graft) and attached to the wound site until it heals. • If a large portion of the finger was amputated, it may be possible to reattach it surgically (replantation). HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS • Take medicines only as directed by your health care provider.
5. BONE AILMENTS 5.1 FRACTURES A fracture is also known as bone breakage. Bones are mostly unbending, but every now and then they bend or give external force to the body. However, the bones will break if the force applied on it is too strong, just as a plastic ruler breakdowns when it is bent too far.
Dermabrasion may cause slight bleeding as it removes the top layers of skin. After the procedure, the area treated is covered with an ointment and clean dressing. We usually do the treatment in our office on an outpatient basis. The amount of recovery time needed depends on the depth and size of the abrasion.
Mild sprains can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. This is referred to as the RICE method. If your gluteal strain is severe or causing you extreme pain, your health care provider may suggest pain medicines or physical therapy. A severe strain may require surgery, but this is rare. HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS •
A mallet finger presents itself when there is a sudden struck of force onto a resisting distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint flexion of the finger by an approaching object or even just smashing the fingertip against a stationary object causing pain and tenderness to be exhibit at the dorsum part of the distal phalanx base (Buttaravoli & Leffler, 2012, p.415). The distal phalanges are attached by the extensor tendon which is a projection from the extensor digitorum muscle that allows the finger to be straightened but if the extensor tendon is injured, then the finger would fail to be straightened by its own strength but it is only possible by another hand. Commonly, the extensor tendon is pulled from the bone but there are cases where the bone
If the cause of hydronephrosis is a kidney stone, you may need surgery to remove it. A possible kidney stone can be removed endoscopically using small surgical instruments that allow the surgeon to drill smaller incisions and drastically reduce the time required for healing and convalescence. Your doctor may also prescribe low doses of antibiotics to help prevent the development of kidney
The goal of treatment is to allow the patient to return to normal function and activities along with prevention of nerve damage and loss of muscle strength in fingers and hand. If the patient presents with diabetes and arthritis, it is important to treat those diagnosis first. Initial treatment generally involves resting the affected hand and wrist for at least two weeks, avoiding activities that may cause symptoms to worsen. Patient is also recommended to immobilize the wrist by wearing a wrist splint to avoid further damage from twisting or bending. If the symptoms are mild, 1 to 2 weeks of home treatment are likely to relieve the symptoms (WebMd).
You may be given an antibiotic medicine. You will be given one of the following: A medicine that makes you fall asleep (general anesthetic). A medicine injected into your spine that numbs your body below the waist (spinal anesthetic). The skin over your ankle will be cleaned with a germ-killing (antiseptic) solution. The surgeon will make a cut (incision) through your skin to expose the areas of the fracture.
Task 8.1b- disorders and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis. It is an incurable condition which affects your joints. The surface within the joints become joints become damaged which stops the joints moving smoothly.  The symptoms of this are: o Pain and stiffness o Swelling o Not being able to move the joint normally o A grating/grinding feeling
I have 3 long-term sports injuries... all in my legs. I have planters fasciitis, Osgood Schlatters and I was born with loose ligaments in my legs. The Lateral Collateral ligaments in my legs are loose, apparently it’s very rare. This was a turning point in my life because it showed me how much harder I have to work if I want any type of sports career, I found out I had these 1 by 1.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament The ACL is a ligament in the outer leg next to the knee. Most anterior cruciate ligament tears require surgery, unless the orthopedic surgeon says otherwise. An ACL tear is the most common injury and in the knee. These injuries are happening more frequently in teenagers now. The ACL can be strengthened to help prevent it from tearing.