How To Find Out The Occurrence Of Infection After Hernia Surgery?
I want to ask, my grandmother has come home from the hospital, after undergoing hernia surgery. If the scar is open (perforated) it is dangerous or not, but the inner stitches are still closed with the thread. Continue to drain fluid that is suspected to be an infection. How about that. Can it cause an infection of the intestine?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Wound dehiscence is a reopening of the surgical wound due to disruption of the wound healing process after surgery. On examination, an open surgical wound was found. There are also signs of general infection such as pain, swelling and redness in the area around the surgical wound, fluid or pus may also come out of the surgical wound.
The causes of surgical wound dehiscence include:
Mechanical factors: The pressure can cause the suture tissue to stretch further and affect the healing of the surgical wound. These mechanical factors include excessive coughing, nausea, blood clots or hematomas and poor surgical techniques.
Metabolic factors: lack of nutrition, low body protein levels, diabetes mellitus, vitamin deficiency.
Infection factors: all the factors that influence the occurrence of surgical wound infection will increase the incidence of surgical wound dehiscence, such as poor surgical field disinfection, or poor postoperative wound care.
For this reason, it is recommended that patients see a doctor immediately for further treatment and prevent other complications that are more severe. There may also be adequate antibiotics to prevent the doctor from worsening the wound dehiscence later.
Meanwhile, what can be done at home is good wound care using sterile materials and instruments as well as cleanliness that is always maintained, given adequate nutrition to accelerate the re-closure of surgical wounds.
So, hopefully this information can help