Care For The Sewing Of The Foot To Toe?
, my name is 25 years old friday 17 nov and then I had an accident, my left leg was crushed by a car tire, and got as many as 18 outer stitches and 3 inner stitches, the position of the wound just under the left ankle and extends to the little finger, results rongen there are no cracks or broken parts of the bone, today 10 days after the injury, plan tomorrow to open the stitches, my question should be after opening the wound is left open or should remain in a bandage? and should be moved often or not? thank you
hello, thanks for the question ..
wound care including scarring can affect the wound healing process. if a good and clean treatment is taken, the wound will dry up quickly and heal or no infection. Based on the situation that you are experiencing, the injuries that occur are in the muscles, skin, and maybe some blood vessels in the legs so that the suturing is done inside and outside. if the wound is dry and clean the stitches can be opened, which is approximately 10-14 days after surgery or suturing the wound. the removal of the suture thread can help accelerate wound healing as well and of course it must be ensured beforehand that no infections occur and have no history of diseases such as diabetes or malnutrition / malnutrition. if you do not do a lot of activities or move actively, the wound that has been opened does not need to be closed / bandaged but still kept clean wounds and legs and if you move out of the house should be covered with a gauze cloth or a clean cloth and not too close to close it and give antibiotic ointment if necessary. after the wound has no more suture threads, the wound is dry and improved, and there is no disturbing pain, it is best to start training moving your legs to get used to stiff leg muscles but still having to be careful or slowly starting from the movements small movements first or walk slowly, don't over-move excessively active. things you need to consider to treat your foot wounds is to always maintain foot hygiene, consumption of healthy, nutritious foods, and regular eating to maintain good endurance, adequate rest and avoid stress, use wound ointments / other drugs only according to doctor's recommendations , if at this time the wound is still swollen, redness, pain, or even festering or if your leg movements are felt difficult then check with your doctor to get the right treatment based on physical examination, blood tests, X-rays that have been done by the doctor.
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