Swollen Surgical Wound Evaluation
The evaluation of post operative wound complications includes examination of the wound.
Physical findings in someone with post operative wound complications include:
- Tenderness around the wound
- Swelling around the wound
- Skin redness around the wound
- Wound dehiscence:
- Abnormal opening or separation of the wound
Tests that may be used to evaluate post operative wound complications include:
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