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I had ORIF on my ankle 7 weeks ago, an incision on either side to fix a trimalleolar fracture.
One side is healing well, closed and dry. The other side is a 8" incision and the lower half is healing well but the upper four inches or so are bothering me.
They are bright red and leaking a clear/yellow fluid. There's no pain or redness around the wound. There isn't really any blood, they just look a little raw and the clear fluid means they don't dry.
The doctor who took my cast off two days ago saw the wounds and said they were fine but surely it shouldn't be leaking this long after surgery??
I'm also concerned the clear fluid is joint fluid leaking from my ankle, but that may be the result of too much paranoid Googling.
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