oa Professional Nursing Today - Scar of interest : wound care



Extracted from text ... 38 wound indaba Professional Nursing Today May / June 2006 Vol. 10 No. 3 Scar of Interest: Patient History: The patient is a 52-year-old female, who underwent several abdominal surgeries over a period of nine years. As a result of these numerous operations, she developed a severe abdominal hernia. After a year free of surgery, it was decided to perform a mesh implant. Unfortunately she developed severe complications and dehiscence took place. Initially she was admitted to hospital and the wound was debrided with the mesh still insito. Tension sutures were used. After all the sutures were removed and the ..


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