Around 12 years back, my unhealing leg wound was cured by multiple skin grafting. Now, after 12 years the wound opened up. Reason is unknown. Is it varicose? I have attached the latest snaps.
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1. Can be due to weak immune system or malnutrition or chronic medical illness.
2. Over-tightening of sutures or poor suturing technique followed. It can also be due to the suture material used.
3. In appropriate surgery site grafted.
4. smoking can be a cause.
5. Can be due to obesity.
6. It could have caused because of premature post-surgery exercise.
7. Heavy lifting.
1. Physical examination from a general surgeon is a must.
2. Blood tests such as CBC (complete blood count) and wound culture to be done.
3. Check post-prandial, fasting blood sugar and glycated hemoglobin (PP/FBS/HbA1C).
Wound dehiscence.Treatment plan:
Good wound care and hygiene (with appropriate dressing and cleaning as instructed by your doctor).Preventive measures:
1. Regular wound dressing.
2. Antibiotics to be taken if the culture is positive for micro-organisms.
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