Wound Debridement

The removal of dead and infected tissue from an open wound is called wound debridement. By removing the dead tissue and bacteria, the risk of infection is reduced, which also promotes healing.

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Does my wife need any more surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have doubts on behalf of my wife. Three days back, she met with an accident and got her foot injured. Her heel got severe damage and after diagnosis doctor said the following. Left heel pad avulsion injury, communicated fracture calcaneum left foot and medial malleolus fracture o...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that your wife sustained an injury to her left limb with extensive injury of the heel region and around the ankle. I presume an external fixator has been applied along with debridement and suturing the wound. It is an understatement to say that it i...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain at the bottom side of the back in a geriatric patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 84 years old, was admitted to the hospital for six days (discharge summary attached). In an intervening period of two days, she was admitted to another hospital (discharge card attached) for dialysis and brought back to the same hospital. She was shifted from the previo...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and discharge summary. She is a known CKD (Chronic kidney disease) with diabetes, hypertension, and bedsores. As per investigation and report, blood pressure and diabetes are under control now...  Read Full »

Is the suggested treatment plan correct?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a C-section delivery before four months. After 15 days, there was a small wound and it got cleared after a month. Now again, there is some wound infection and is showing two holes. I am taking antibiotic Ciplox 500 and Vibact for the past two days and taking Clarithromycin 500 a...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your C-section has become complicated due to the infection in your wound or surgical site. The incision sometimes does not heal due to body's own defenses and that can cause this. I would suggest you go for the correction surgery because they reopen and repair the same si...  Read Full »

Why is my mother's leg wound, not healing for months?

Query: hi, i might need a general surgeon for a consult regarding my mother's wound. she is 81 years old, she's had it since end of last year. She has seen 3 doctors and has gone lab tests. based on her lab results, the first doctor (up to the third) has prescribed Mupirocin ointment, antibiotic (which l...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: hello I will definitely help you regarding your mother's problem I have seen the image and lab report of your mother There is a ulcer in her leg medial aspect. as I can see it is a chronic non healing ulcer because the margins are sharp and base is filled by yellow debris. in healing ulcer ulcers ar...  Read Full »

What can cause pus to leak from stitches after cesarean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cesarean operation before nine months. But, my stitches have not been cured yet. Earlier, pus used to come out of the hard structure and began to gather on my belly. Now, after two months, again a little bit of stitch has been opened. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I had gone through all the details you have posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  You have got an infection postoperative at suture site, because of which you are getting pus. I suggest you to consult a general surgeon. There might be a local pocket of...  Read Full »

Can nontuberculous mycobacteria infection be treated only by surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and married for the last 3.5 years. One and a half years back, I had a surgery to remove ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor from uterus by laparoscopy. But, somehow one incision area got infected and I was under antibiotic for almost 5 months. Meantime, I relocated and th...  Read Full »


Dr. Raghu

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unfortunate that you have to undergo repeated surgeries due to the infection. A combined therapeutic approach including surgical drainage, debridement, and prolonged treatment (more than three months) with combined antimicrobial agents, has been used in managing c...  Read Full »

I had a third-degree burn due to motorcycle silencer. Why is it not improving?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24 year old male. I have a third-degree burn on my right feet because of motorcycle silencer. I got it treated with dressing for two weeks. They said the dead skin needs to be debrided. Then, they said there is infection and bone exposed. Now, I am using NPWT machine for two week...  Read Full »


Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Cosmetologist, General Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Silencer burn is a contact burn which is usually superficial and proper dressing/management would not have let the burns go so deep. In the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that the bone is exposed and is a bit infected/ischemic...  Read Full »

I think I have skin necrosis after a cyst removal surgery. Or is it just infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a cyst removed from my breast and now I think I have skin necrosis. It seemed to be healing fine but I thought the stitches dissolved a bit soon. First, I had a huge bruise, then I got a scab off to the side of the incision. The scab went away within a couple days and skin seems...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like the wound has got infected. I would suggest a course of an oral antibiotic either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for a week or 10 days. Consult your spec...  Read Full »

My thumb got cut and has a huge scab. Will it heal?

Query: Hi doctor, The tip of my thumb got cut, and a little amount of bone was exposed, but not damaged. We used a clotting powder, and it formed a huge scab. Will it heal?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have a deep soft tissue injury. You need to take care of the following three things. Keep the area clean to avoid infection. Remove all the dead or non-viable tissues. Avoid applying any inert substances, as it may slow healing. Hope it is clear for you...  Read Full »

I have a thorn in my finger. How to remove it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a thorn deep in my finger. I can hardly see the tip of it. I have tried using tweezers and baking soda and water mix. It has started to become infected. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your mishap. The most significant concern regarding thorns, splinters, etc., in the tissue, is not really the foreign object itself, but rather the open communicating tract that it forms. This allows microbial pathogens to bypass the protective skin la...  Read Full »

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