When Can Open Wounds Quickly Close And Heal?
As I explained before, I had a broken leg in my foot with an open wound due to an accident. I have already done 3 pen installation operations. But there are parts that are not sewn because the wound is open, and there is meat missing. I have been injured for 3 months but I haven’t covered it up yet. How much longer can my wound close? And what should I consume or what medicine can accelerate the growth of meat in my wound? Thank you in advance..
Thank you for the question.
Open fractures do require special treatment, not only to connect broken bones, but also to heal wounds on the skin due to puncture of broken bones. The healing period for open fracture wounds can take varying durations, can be short (less than 1-3 months), can be slow (more than 3 months), depending on many factors, such as the extent of the wound, the depth of the wound, the damage to the tissue , the cleanliness of the wound, the treatment taken to treat the injury, the nutritional intake, your daily activities, your general medical history, and many other factors. Some of the factors that often inhibit open wound fracture healing are:
Secondary infection of the wound
Large and / or deep wounds
The wound is dirty, and not treated properly
Excessive physical activity
Bleeding disorders, for example due to hemophilia, ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), vitamin K deficiency
Connective tissue disorders, and so on
The steps that need to be taken so that the open fracture wound heals faster is by routine control to an orthopedic surgeon to further evaluate the condition of the wound, and then be given the best treatment. Depending on the conditions, these wounds can be treated enough, cleaned, sewn, and even grafted from other skin tissue if necessary. Of course, the one who best understands what your best treatment for your wound is is a doctor who examines you directly. Therefore consult directly with him. As for at home, the following steps you should do:
Improve your nutritional intake, multiply the consumption of foods and drinks rich in calcium, protein, and other sources of nutrition
Drink more water
Limit excessive physical activity, especially those involving the movement of a broken leg
Improve personal hygiene, especially in the injured foot area
Clean the wound periodically, with sterile gauze moistened with IV fluids, do not be carelessly closed or given any treatment without doctor's advice.
Do not smoke
Hope this helps ...