Wound Complications

Well everything was just going too smoothly I guess.  Yesterday I noticed that the lowest part of my incision was red and puffy (full of pus it looked like).  It started draining last night and into this morning.  Doc was able to see me today and she put me on antibiotics just to be safe.  She mentioned that sometimes the sutures they use to close the paratenon (under the skin) make the body respond like this.  I go back again for my scheduled 6 week post op in 6 days so hopefully it is closed up and not infected at that time.  ROM is on hold until then.  It’s a bit sore but nothing major.  Stay positive self!


#1 dlmack on 04.26.12 at 8:15 pm

I hope it is just a minor blip on your road to recovery. Take it slowly and hang in there, Greg!!

#2 Janus on 04.30.12 at 8:05 pm

Sorry to hear about it — but again, as dlmack said, w/ luck it’s just a bit of trivia.

All best.

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