Do I need stitches (dog bite on ankle)?

Answer Animal puncture wounds are never stitched. They need to drain.Wash well, apply antibiotic ointment and a band aid. Elevate your leg and apply the cool compress to reduce swellingIt will probably ... Read More »

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I need help with my ankle foot what ever my ankle is like outward and leaning. Every time i wear sneakers my s?

134lbs and 5'0". This can cause it every time. Either this or you're the spawn of Yosemite Sam and are bow-legged as ****.

Insect bite on ankle now very swollen?

You need to elevate your foot and ice it. When you walk, you need an ace wrap for support. Elevate, rest, and ice.If you see any puncture wounds, apply some neosporin.If it keeps swelling or gett... Read More »

How deep or big does a cut need to be to need stitches?

In general, a full-thickness cut through all the layers of the skin that is at least one cm in length. A shallow or tangential cut (at an angle) may or may not be sutured. That's because a very sh... Read More »

12 Weeks post ankle ORIF for bimalleolar ankle fracture, discontinuous mild pain in the ankle, is it serious?