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07 Dec 2009

Wound infection
My father in had a hernia repaired 4 months ago. The wound
where the portovac was in is still draining pus (only on the one side, the other side healed). He had all kinds of infections - MRSA, etc in the wound and has been on all kinds of antibiotics.
Should he continue with the wound irrigations he is currently doing on a daily basis and wait until the wound heals. The doctor says it would be best to remove the prosthesis and then replace it in a few months.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Ryno
If it is still draining pus he needs to continue wound irrigation otherwise an abcess may develop -however his doctor should give you guidance on what the best plan of action for his specific case would be
Dr Bets
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