My wife had a craniotomy and the fluid around the incision site never went away. after a few months the fluid became infected and started to drain. Subsequent trips to the hospital didn't cure her.and she is taking antibiotics and on Xarelto. She also had a detriment procedure and the fluid came back after a few weeks. The neurosurgeon that preformed the surgery sent her home and told us to just keep the open would clean.
Wound vac therapy can be used pretty much anywhere on the body. However, wound vac should never be placed on an infected wound. I would suggest that your wife see a wound specialist and possibly undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy to get this wound to heal up.
Published on Jul 11, 2012