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just_me

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Pin-site infections and shower
« on: March 15, 2015, 09:17:09 AM »

Is it OK to take shower and also shower the fixators if there are pin-site infections?
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 09:31:51 AM »

i think no.

but I haven't asked.
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 09:59:00 AM »

No.
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 12:51:45 PM »

showering with fixators is a good thing

not sure about when have infection... but im guessing yes to that as welll


but showering with fixators on is usually highly recommended
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 06:20:46 PM »

I never took a shower and never got a pin infection.  Yeah, the sample size is 1 but I think keeping moisture to a minimum is for the best, that's why I refused to shower the whole time I was there.
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 06:26:24 PM »

@Medium Drink Of Water! How long time did you have the fixators on your legs?
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 06:31:56 PM »

taking showers with the fixators is recommended by dr rozbruch,...

in russia or india, they do things differently, but in  non third world nations,  showering is not discouraged

i didnt take a shower  based on  bagirov's advice... i  definitely had multiple pinsite infections

id say 99% of people will get a pinsite infection.... showering is recommended by the top drs
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 10:44:02 PM »

@Medium Drink Of Water! How long time did you have the fixators on your legs?

5 months.
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2015, 07:13:50 PM »

5 months.
wtf you didn't shower for 5 months bro do u even hygiene ?
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 09:38:41 AM »

You can use some bandage covers for showering: http://www.mobilitycentre.co.nz/product/1127882
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 10:02:24 AM »

One the staples were removed for the tib and fib osteotomies, Parihar okayed showering with the frames on. Just have to make sure to dry off thoroughly and change your dressings afterward.
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2015, 10:10:51 AM »

wtf you didn't shower for 5 months bro do u even hygiene ?

Lol I was wondering the same. Was your hair crusted solid by the end of the 5 months?
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2015, 06:31:35 PM »

Nah, my hair was actually fine, and as long as I kept my armpits shaved and used deodorant I didn't smell bad.  People and animals have lived for millions of years without needing to bathe constantly.
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Re: Pin-site infections and shower
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2018, 11:58:09 PM »

I never asked my doctor, but everyone at least used trash bags while showering. I did bird baths at the sink until I had my frame removed. But we also weren't allowed to drink the water, so showering is not something I wanted to do. Also, we were wrapped in bandages at our pin sites and had them cleaned/changed weekly, so getting wet was not ideal. One girl I knew got an infection, and she showered with trash bags and put oil/girly products on her skin. So I suspect that's what triggered it, because the rest of us never got an infection with the once a week bandage change.
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