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Open wound of the knee

Open wound of the knee is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with open wound of the knee, 27% report having leg pain, 10% report having leg swelling, and 10% report having skin on leg or foot looks infected.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the knee often receive wound care management, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), suturing of wound, application of splint, excision, referral to home health care service, examination of foot and debridement of wound; infection or burn .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the knee include tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, bacitracin (septa), epinephrine / lidocaine, collagenase topical, cellulose, probucol, becaplermin topical, linezolid (zyvox), collagen, balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin topical, rabies vaccine (obsolete) and acetaminophen / diphenhydramine / pseudoephedrine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for open wound of the knee include age 75+ years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get open wound of the knee.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
1.5x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
2.0x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.7x
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