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Gosh where do I start ?! I had my Right Scarf and Akins osteotomy with screws and K wire seven weeks ago. My foot was heavily bandaged for the first 2 weeks with zero weight baring and elevation. However on the 7th day I had my dressing changed and they found a huge haematoma beneath the suture line (I'd been on Fragmin for 7 days post op due to HRT) The wound was still bleeding slightly and as it was only 1 week post op my surgeon rebandaged and gave appt for a further weeks time. On week 2 I saw the Podiatrist who proceded to take out the sutures (OUCH !) iT TURNS OUT THE SUTURES WERE DISOLVABLE AND NOT SUPPOSED TO COME OUT !! On week 3 dressing change the 4 inch wound had reopened and was now ulcerated ! I think my surgeon is so out of his depth now, at seven weeks the wound is still not healing and he is very reluctant to refer me for a specialist opinion regarding the ulceration (?? why ?? ) he just states he wants to 'manage' me within his clinic himself ! I've had 4 lots of antibiotics and twice weekly dressing changes, swabs taken weekly showing no growth, and am still on crutches. My big toe is still so stiff and foot so swollen I cannot tease it into a shoe that is 3 sizes bigger than normal. I'm not a person who is backwards in coming forwards and have demanded referall on at each appt for the last 3 weeks but still cant get one ! Apart from the pain I just cant see any end to this ! Is there anyone out there that has experienced anything similar or am I just the unluckiest patient ! any replies welcome.
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