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WOUND/INCISION INFECTION AFTER HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS OF WHY THE FOLLOWING HAPPENED.
3WKS AFTER HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY, AFTER STAPLES REMOVED THE WOUND INCISION BECAME (INFECTED OR SOMETHING ?)DRS. DON'T KNOW!!!
YELLOW STUFF(TOLD IT WAS LIQUIFIED DEAD SKIN)IN WOUND WHICH DISCHARGES ONTO GAUZE PAD, AND SOME BLEEDING. DRS FIRST THOUGHT HUSBAND BLEAD INTO WOUND BECAUSE OF COMADIN OR HE WAS ALLERGIC TO SUCTURES.  HE HAS ARTERY DISEASE AND A RARE BLOOD DISORDER THEREFORE TOO RISKY FOR DRS TO GO IN AND CLEAN OUT, BECAUSE HE WOULD NEED A GENERAL.  AS OF NOW PART OF WOUND STILL WIDE OPEN AND PART OF WOUND IS A CAVITY WHERE BLEEDING OCCURS ALONG WITH ALL THE DISCHARGE THAT COMES OUT.  USING A CREAM ON GAUZE AND INSERTING INTO WOUND AND COVERING WHOLE WOUND WITH GAUZE BANDAGE
GOING ON 6 WEEKS. TOLD WOUND HAD TO HEAL FROM BOTTOM UP. BESIDES THE QUESTION OF WHY THIS HAPPENED, IS THERE ANY TYPE OF DR SPECIALIZING IN WOUNDS WE COULD GO TO FOR ANOTHER OPINION?  THANKS
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With any cut on the body, there is risk of infection.  Even a paper cut can invite bacteria in.  Although infection would likely occur just days following surgery, it is possible that bacteria remained dormant for a while.  I also don't know if your husband heals well or not, if he is diabetic or not, etc.
Yes, there are wound care clinics, usually within a hospital.  However, it is good for the surgeon to follow through.  He knows the progress of the wound and the surgery he performed.  You need to weigh everything out before you decide to go to a wound care clinic.  As horrifying as the cavity appears, it does need to be open to allow drainage, and it WILL heal from inside out.
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