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Surgical Wound Complications Overview

Another name for Surgical Wound Complications is Post Operative Wound Complications.

What are post operative wound complications?
A person with post operative wound complications has abnormal wound healing, a wound infection, or bleeding from a wound after surgery.

What are the symptoms of post operative wound complications?
Symptoms of post operative wound complications depend on the type of complication. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or warmth around the wound. Additional symptoms may include bleeding or drainage from the wound, or separation of the wound edges.

How does the doctor treat post operative wound complications?
Treatment for post operative wound complications depends on the type of complication. Treatment may include wound care, antibiotics, and surgery.

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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Surgical Wound Complications References
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