Surgical Wounds: Advanced Treatment at Novato, CA
Surgical wounds are a common occurrence whenever a surgical procedure is performed. Although surgical procedures are conducted in the safest and most sterile environment possible, complications can sometimes occur due to a wound. At the Advanced Wound Center in Marin, our expert wound care specialists are experienced in treating all types of surgical wounds.
Understanding the types of surgical wounds and their associated infection risks can help doctors determine the best course of treatment.
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Symptoms of Infected Surgical Wounds
It’s important to monitor surgical wounds for any signs of infection. Symptoms of an infected surgical wound may include:
- Redness or swelling around the wound
- Fever or chills
- Pus or discharge from the wound
- Foul odor
- Increased pain or tenderness
- Delayed healing
If the discharge around your incision site becomes thicker, changes in color to tan, green or yellow, emits an unpleasant odor (pus), it’s advisable to contact your doctor for further assistance.
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Effective Treatment for Surgical Wounds
At the Advanced Wound Center, our wound care specialists in Marin provide advanced treatment options for surgical wounds. Our goal is to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.
Treatment options for surgical wounds may include:
- Antibiotics to attack the infection
- Wound cleaning and debridement to remove damaged tissue
- Negative pressure wound therapy to promote healing
- Skin grafts to cover larger wounds
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to increase oxygen levels in the blood and promote healing
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If you are experiencing complications from a surgical wound, don’t wait to seek treatment. The wound care specialists at the Advanced Wound Center in Marin is accepting new patients and are here to help. To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call our office.