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    Question re: leg wrap after surgery/nurse help??

    Hi guys...
    Well Don had a plate and screws put in on Monday to repair a plateau fracture of his tibia. The ortho surgeon wrapped the leg in addition to dressing the surgical site. In addition, he was braced. We remove the brace at nite.

    The surgeon will remove the dressing in about a week. We are giving lovenox once a day.

    My concern is the skin on the leg. I kind of peeked under the wrap (outside of the area of the surgical dressing) and the area is bruised and chapped and red. His toes are nice and pink and happy and his thigh is healthy looking too.

    I'm concerned about pressure sores, etc... Any advice?? Should we remove the wrap and leave the dressing intact? What do ya'll think?

    Thanks...

    Sieg
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    Can I have some feedback? Maybe Carecure nurse?

    Thanks!

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    Sorry- the internet went down at our house last night...

    You say the skin is bruised, which is not surprising. I would keep my eye on it- if the doc said to leave the dressing on, there is a reason for it. You might try giving him/her a call to see if you can take it off and/or leave it off.

    CKF

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    Thanks so much... it looks stable under the wrap... I will monitor it. We see the doc next week for dressing removal.

    Sieg

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