What are the possible reasons for the incision site to not heal? It's been 8 months.

I ruptured my achilles and had the repair surgery. 13 days later my wound opened up. Initially the cultures grew 3 types of bacteria. I had a three-week antibiotic regimen. After two surgeries for debridement and covering of the wound with Integra the tendon was no longer visible, but the wound wouldn't close. I'm not diabetic nor do I smoke. The skin graft failed. The doctor just ordered an MRI wondering if there's a deep pocket of infection with possible exploratory surgery.

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Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

If there is no infection or deep wound, I would recommend ABI ultrasound to access arterial status.

Published on Jun 29, 2018

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

If there is no infection or deep wound, I would recommend ABI ultrasound to access arterial status.

Published on Jun 29, 2018


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