Achilles incision 5 days after stitches

Incision 5 days after stitches out

Here is the incision as I talked about earlier. Not sure if it’s worth worrying about or not. I know that they told me to expect some discharge, but I thought it was strange that I didn’t see anything for the first few days after the stitches were taken out.

3 Comments so far

  1. Janis on February 20th, 2014

    It looks good to me. I would worry if you felt any warmth around that area, or saw any discharge that was yellowish/brownish.

  2. Ron on February 22nd, 2014

    I agree with Janis. You have to stay on top of it though. Ask them how to care for it, exactly.

    As for me, I ended up with over 22 staples, a double incision, and a 6 inch scar that took a little extra time to heal. There is a pic somewhere in my previous posts (it looks hideous :-).

    I don’t know when they can start, but hydrogel keeps it clean and compression therapy keeps it closed,while baby rash ointment dries the surrounding area to scab it up.

    I had some issues with my incision point closing, but I never had much oozing or an infection.

    Both electric therapy (open wounds), and ultra sound therapy (scabbed wounds) help a lot. If you have any issues, I would ask to see a wound Doc, right away - don’t trust your Ortho. LOL

    Good luck,

  3. shawnnutt on February 22nd, 2014

    Brian, I had a lot of trouble with getting my incision to close as well. If it has that warm sensation or itches quite a bit, I would not hesitate to tell you to get to an Infectious Disease Doc. I wish I had earlier. Maybe I wouldn’t have had the 3 surgeries! I agree-dont trush your Ortho! lol.

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