partial or total seperation of wound layers. Suture re-opens.
May feel like a pop. increased seosang drainage 4-5 days post-op may be cause.
more likely with abdominal wounds, obese, those with poor nutrition, may follow a sneeze or cough.
protrusion of visceral organs through a wound opening
Jackson Pratt (JP)
Drainage collection device. Small circle with a long drainage tube with many holes. The tube is inserted into a wound and sewn inside to collect drainage. The nurse pulls the tube out with no anesthesia when it is time for it to come out. I don't know why...sound pretty painful to me.
Circle that can be compressed to suction blood or fluids out of a wound.
extension of the wound bed into adjacent tissue
blind tracts underneath the epidermis; tunnel
an abnormal channel leading from within bones or other structures to the skin surface; sometimes this type of passageway is termed a fistula.
a fistula is an abnormal pathway between two anatomic spaces or a pathway that leads from an internal cavity or organ to the surface of the body.
Area of wound bed that extends under the skin creating a pocket around the ulcers edge.
deeper-level damage under boggy superficial layers.
Complications to wound healing
abnormal connection between 2 body cavities GI &GU