What is Wound Dehiscence?
Wound Dehiscence occurs when an incision made during surgery breaks open along the sutures (stitches). Infection, poor tissue structure, poor circulation, or wound stress can cause surgical incisions to open, but most commonly this occurs because the patient has been too active and stretched the incision by vomiting, coughing, or sneezing. Wounds closed by skin grafts or skin flaps that fail to heal and in turn, reopen, fall into this treatment category. It is critical to acknowledge wound dehiscence promptly so as to reduce risk of infections and/or severe complications.
Why Choose Us?
Treatment Options for Compromised Surgical Wounds & Incisions:
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy/Vacuum-assisted Wound Closure
Skin & Tissue Grafting
Incision & Drainage
Post-Surgical Incision Management
Keep Informed. Take Care.
By exposing the body to a 100% oxygen atmosphere that is at least 10-15 times the normal supply, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can safely shorten the recovery time of the body by up to 75% following surgery.