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What Are Dehiscent Wounds?

A dehiscent wound is a type of surgical wound that does not close properly. The term comes from the Greek word “dehisce,” which means “to gape open.” Dehiscent wounds can occur anywhere on the body, but they are most common on the face, neck, and chest. There are several different types of dehiscent wounds, including: linear dehiscence, stellate dehiscence, and full-thickness dehiscence. Linear dehiscence occurs when the wound opens along the surgical incision. Stellate dehiscence occurs when the wound opens up like a star. Full-thickness dehiscence occurs when the entire thickness of the wound opens up. Dehiscent wounds can be very painful and can lead to serious complications, such as infection. Treatment for a dehiscent wound typically involves re-suturing the wound closed. In some cases, skin grafts may also be necessary.

Wound Healing

Healing of dehiscent wounds involves three phases:

Inflammatory: The body swells within healing and fluids to the wound area, which causes swelling, redness, and discomfort. The aim is to clean away dead tissue and bacteria so that healing can begin.

Proliferative: The special cells known as fibroblasts push the edges of the wounds together. The body creates new tissue to heal the wound.

Maturation: The tissue becomes more rigid and more stable.

Seek immediate medical treatment from us to heal your wounds.

Treatment for Dehiscent Wounds

Consult our specialized doctor if you observe signs of a broken or swollen area. The treatment options we have are:

Pain treatment. The doctor might prescribe medication if you suffer from pain due to wound disruption, dressing change, or infections. They might advise you to choose a different dressing or show you how to treat this wound in a manner that reduces pain.

Antibiotics. If you are suffering from any infection or have an increased chance of contracting a disease because of opening wounds, our physician might prescribe antibiotics. It is a type of medication that blocks or slows the growth of bacteria that causes the condition.

Control of risk factors. Our physician will work with you to reduce the risk factors that create the wounds. For instance, if you have diabetes, they can assist you in getting those blood sugars in check. If the wound’s break resulted from pus or blood accumulated within the sutured region, the doctor might insert a small plastic tube to remove the fluid.

Removal of dead tissue. ‌Our doctor would prescribe a specialized wound dressing to help the body get rid of dead cells if required. If there’s a large amount of dead tissue and the separation, it could require more surgery.

Negative pressure wound therapy. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is used to treat wounds that aren’t healing correctly, mainly if there is an excessive amount of fluid draining out of the wound. It is a way to reduce the risk of infection, boost blood flow, eliminate excess fluid and stimulate the development of new tissue. An appropriate dressing covers the wound with a tiny hole. A tube is connected to the opening and connected to the pump. Once the pump has been switched on, it pulls the infection and fluid out of the wound.

Closure. The doctor could seal the wound by using new stitches or might allow the wound to heal on its own. If the harm is severe or completely closed, another procedure may need to fix the injury.

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What Are Dehiscent Wounds?

A dehiscent wound is a type of surgical wound that does not close properly. The term comes from the Greek word “dehisce,” which means “to gape open.” Dehiscent wounds can occur anywhere on the body, but they are most common on the face, neck, and chest. There are several different types of dehiscent wounds, including: linear dehiscence, stellate dehiscence, and full-thickness dehiscence. Linear dehiscence occurs when the wound opens along the surgical incision. Stellate dehiscence occurs when the wound opens up like a star. Full-thickness dehiscence occurs when the entire thickness of the wound opens up. Dehiscent wounds can be very painful and can lead to serious complications, such as infection. Treatment for a dehiscent wound typically involves re-suturing the wound closed. In some cases, skin grafts may also be necessary.

Healing of dehiscent wounds involves three phases:

Inflammatory: The body swells within healing and fluids to the wound area, which causes swelling, redness, and discomfort. The aim is to clean away dead tissue and bacteria so that healing can begin.

Proliferative: The special cells known as fibroblasts push the edges of the wounds together. The body creates new tissue to heal the wound.

Maturation: The tissue becomes more rigid and more stable.

Seek immediate medical treatment from us to heal your wounds.

Consult our specialized doctor if you observe signs of a broken or swollen area. The treatment options we have are:

Pain treatment. The doctor might prescribe medication if you suffer from pain due to wound disruption, dressing change, or infections. They might advise you to choose a different dressing or show you how to treat this wound in a manner that reduces pain.

Antibiotics. If you are suffering from any infection or have an increased chance of contracting a disease because of opening wounds, our physician might prescribe antibiotics. It is a type of medication that blocks or slows the growth of bacteria that causes the condition.

Control of risk factors. Our physician will work with you to reduce the risk factors that create the wounds. For instance, if you have diabetes, they can assist you in getting those blood sugars in check. If the wound’s break resulted from pus or blood accumulated within the sutured region, the doctor might insert a small plastic tube to remove the fluid.

Removal of dead tissue. ‌Our doctor would prescribe a specialized wound dressing to help the body get rid of dead cells if required. If there’s a large amount of dead tissue and the separation, it could require more surgery.

Negative pressure wound therapy. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is used to treat wounds that aren’t healing correctly, mainly if there is an excessive amount of fluid draining out of the wound. It is a way to reduce the risk of infection, boost blood flow, eliminate excess fluid and stimulate the development of new tissue. An appropriate dressing covers the wound with a tiny hole. A tube is connected to the opening and connected to the pump. Once the pump has been switched on, it pulls the infection and fluid out of the wound.

Closure. The doctor could seal the wound by using new stitches or might allow the wound to heal on its own. If the harm is severe or completely closed, another procedure may need to fix the injury.

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