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On the 28th of August i had surgery and k wires inserted in my right foot to repair a dislocated open fracture.
Last week i could not get to my hospital appointment and the dressing ended up being left on the wound for 2 weeks. Yesterday when i gone to my appointment they said the dressing had burnt into the wound and they had to pry it from the skin causing it to bleed. They said it was at risk of infection and booked me in for a wound check next week.
Noticed today that my dressing has a blowny, green colour to it. I'm not sure if this is just blood or infection. Image is on the link below. I would appreciate if someone could tell me if this looks infected.
K wires was also removed yesterday and i was told that i can now lightly weight bear. They also said that they wasn't sure if the k wires had worked to fix the injury until they check the x ray results next week.
I'm experiencing a fair bit of pain when weight bearing although i can still move my toes. Could this be a indication that the surgical procedure has not worked to fix the injury? very concerned.
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