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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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 »

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

Is it ok to remove external stitches in 7 to ten days even when there are internal stitches that will desolve?

I use to be a nurse and it is best to let them go on their on. Do not touch them or they could become infected if not completely healed.

Ankle support for Sprained ankle (grade 2) overkill Ace bandage + Ace brace + ankle brace (see pictures)?