We diagnose and treat all non-healing surgical wounds at Encompass Healthcare and Wound Medicine and we do it in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Delayed healing of a surgical wound beyond 4 weeks or the re-opening up of a surgical wound once the stitches are removed are the most common type of wounds that we see. Once all the other 5 reasons why wounds don’t heal have been successfully addressed, healing should take place. These 5 reasons are: infection, malnutrition, repetitive trauma, arterial, and venous circulation problems. Seeking an Infectious Disease consultation and optimizing nutrition prior to surgery is the best way to avoid a non-healing surgical wound.