Spinal surgery with plate screwed to base of skull,rods and screws from c1 to c 6 ,four years ago and continues to drain. When scabs drop off ,draining continues. I'm a diebetic patient. Patient allowed scab to remain now scab is the size of a kidney bean. Physician doesn't know the reason for this problem and has referred me to wound center.
It sounds like there is now an open tract that continues to drain fluid from the body. A wound care center is the place to be, especially if they have a hyperbaric chamber. Chronic wounds, especially in the diabetic population, have a difficult time healing due to the decreased oxygen and blood vessels available. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help restore oxygen to the tissue and blood vessels to help the wound heal faster.
Published on Jul 11, 2012