The Cause Of Surgery For Amputation Of The Toe Is Swollen And Aching For 5 Months After Surgery?
Good afternoon. I want to ask. My third toe was amputated because of a cellulitis wound. More or less I have been sick for 1 year. At the amputation it has been 5 months. But my wound, until now still not dry. After the operation was finished, when I saw the control, it turned out that the wound was open, so the gauze was immediately exposed to flesh. At the beginning, when I had not yet seen my mind in the skin with the skin to cover the wound, it turned out that my perception was wrong. Already 1 month I treat my own wounds at home. Using NHCL, then oxoferin drops, as recommended by the doctor. However, my feet are often swollen, sometimes a swollen flat, but swollen again, always so. For the pain is not terraced, but the extreme aches that I feel. So that makes it difficult for me to sleep. Do as I mentioned can include infection. For my normal sugar, I know from the doctor who treats me. Thanks.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Complaints of swelling, pain, and the slow healing of postoperative wound amputations do not rule out the possibility of an infection in the former wound. The factor that most often affects this is the quality of wound care that is not good or hygienic. However, there are still some other possibilities that can also cause symptoms of swelling in the legs accompanied by pain and wounds difficult to heal, including:
Peripheral artery disease; resulting in disruption of blood supply to the ends of the feet; symptoms: pain in the calf especially if you walk a lot, feet feel cold, symptoms worsen if the foot is in a higher position than the heart (example: when lying down and the foot is propped up higher), the wound at the foot is difficult to heal Deep vein thrombosis; ie blockages in the veins, usually causing swelling that occurs on one side of the foot, accompanied by pain in the calves especially when the soles of the feet are bent when the knee joint is straightened, risk factors: long-term immobilization (eg postoperative bed rest) Excessive fluid intake Decreased levels of fluid albumin protein in blood circulation Impaired kidney function Impaired cardiac function Various differential diagnoses need to be removed through direct evaluation by a doctor. We recommend that you see yourself directly to the doctor so that evaluation and treatment can be needed as needed.
As a suggestion, you can use paracetamol to help reduce pain, with doses according to the rules of use listed on the drug packaging. You should always maintain personal hygiene, especially the area of the wound after surgery. Rest the operated leg, avoid strenuous activity, and support a pillow while lying down so that its position is relatively higher to reduce swelling.
To enrich insight, you can read articles about wound care. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.