Negative pressure wound closure therapy is a portable (you can carry it with you) machine that uses controlled negative pressure (like a vacuum) to help heal wounds. This pamphlet answers common questions about using this therapy. Topics include safety at home, what the therapy feels like, moving around, bathing, how long to use the machine each day, dressing changes, and what to do if you are admitted to the hospital. What to do if the machine alarms, things to watch for, and when to contact a…
This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment. The French version of this pamphlet 1788, "Syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC)", is also available.
La présente publication décrit ce qu’est le syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC), ses causes, ses signes, ses symptômes et son traitement. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)" pamphlet 1145. This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
This pamphlet explains the information that you need to know if you have been placed on a waitlist for orthopedic surgery. It will help to answer any questions you may have. Topics include getting ready for surgery, day of surgery, after surgery, discharge information, and going home.