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Surgical wounds – advice from podiatric surgical services (Spire Little Aston Hospital)

Patients are reminded that following most surgeries, local tenderness can arise because the wound is actively healing and new repair may take some months. Even though the wound seems closed this can be active. The foot is no different and in some cases worse. Pat returned to clinic today and her wound was red and slightly raised. she needs to desensitize this by careful massage. See information 106 to guide correct scarline management of otherwise healthy wounds.

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