We diagnose and treat all non-healing surgical wounds at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine and we do it in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Delayed healing of a surgical wound beyond 4 weeks or the re-opening up of a surgical wound once the stitches are removed are the most common type of wounds that we see. Once all the other 5 reasons why wounds don’t heal have been successfully addressed, healing should take place. These 5 reasons are: infection, malnutrition, repetitive trauma, arterial and venous circulation problems. Seeking an Infectious Disease consultation and optimizing nutrition prior to surgery is the best way to avoid a non-healing surgical wound.
[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Seeking an Infectious Disease consultation and optimizing nutrition prior to surgery is the best way to avoid a non-healing surgical wound. [/perfectpullquote]
Some non-healing surgical wounds occur due to hardware/prosthetic surgeries. For more information on hardware and prosthetic infections, click HERE.
We treat patients from all over the country including the Michigan counties of Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and more.