Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
168 Doctors are Online

Puncture wound flushed and bandaged. Gauze padding and a ace bandage. When should the bandage be removed? Suggest

My daughter had mountain biking acc and something punctured her thigh. ER kept us in waiting room for over 3 hr and then in room for another 3 hrs before actual treatment. Wound kept bleeding through covering. They would not stitch as a puncture wound. Large hematoma under wound. They flushed wound and put antibiotic salve and non stick bandage and a tonight gauze padding and a ace bandage to keep tight due to hematoma. This cleansing and wrapping took place finally about 4:30 yesterday morning, nearly 6 hrs after in ER. When can she remove non stick bandage and clean wound again? We removed the ace bandage and the layers of gauze used for padding are soaked in blood.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  54
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
General Surgeon 's  Response
As the bleeding is heavy and haematoma has formed,it is better to explore the wound and tie the bleeding vessel.
If the bleeding has stopped better to keep the dressing for 24 hrs.It should be tight dressing,multilayered.
Please get the dressing done under your ER supervision.
Give her an antibiotic to prevent infection and anti inflammatory drug.
Wish her good health
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor