Wound dehiscence

Posted on: April 16th, 2016 by admin No Comments


Its is an surgical complication. In which wound ruptures along surgical suture and also known as abdominal wound dehiscence. Its describe partial or complete post-operative separation of an abdominal wound closure.


  • It is an sub-acute infection.
  • Infection at the wound area.
  • Injury to the wound area.
  • Pressure on the sutures.
  • Weak tissue or muscle at the wound area.



  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Fever
  • Opened wound
  • Broken suture


Risk Factor

  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Over aged
  • Usually in female
  • Poor nutrition
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Smoking
  • Surgical error
  • Long term use of corticosteroids.
  • Incorrect suture technique used to close operative area.


Wound Complication

  • Wound infection.
  • Chronic wound.
  • Hematoma.



  • Drug theraphy.
  • Antibiotics.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Surgical intervention.
  • Surgical removal of contaminated dead tissue.
  • Re-suturing.



  • To reduce stress on the wound edges.
  • Diabetes should to be control.
  • Cover the suture with sterile strips.
  • Use the antibiotics and clean the wound regularly.

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