Practical Podiatry

Practical Podiatry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...means of a few tight turns of adhesive tape or by the use of a rubber ligature. This precaution will lessen the resulting hemorrhage and it can be more readily controlled. " Where the amount of proud flesh to be excised is small, the blood flow is easily arrested by digital pressure. It will generally be found conducive to the best results to anesthetize the parts by hypodermatic injections of novocaine or by means of the ethyl chloride spray. This is not necessary in every instance, however, as the advisability of producing anesthesia depends upon the amount of tissue involved and the nervous condition of the patient. After the exuberant granulations have been cut off, Monsel's solution, adrenalin chloride or some other styptic is applied to the bleeding capillaries. It may be found advisable to apply silver nitrate, 50%, or even nitric acid, c.p., to the bleeding parts. This serves not alone to check the hemorrhage, but the escharotic action tends to destroy whatever remaining shreds of the proud 'flesh may still be present. The oozing arrested, the ligature is removed. The nail-groove is packed firmly with sterile gauze (firmly, so as to further check the vascular supply to the parts) and a wet dressing of liq. aluminum acetate is applied. In the event of no further recurrence of the proud flesh, the case is treated in any of the ways described under "uncomplicated cases." The Actual Cautery. The electric cautery presents a quick and sure means by which proud flesh may be destroyed. Local anesthesia should first be induced by means of a hypodermatic injection of novocaine, 1%, or by use of a freezing spray, such as ethyl chloride. In most instances the use of the ethyl chloride will be found sufficient more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964195
  • 9781236964199