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Neild5

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Incision opened up
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:56:20 PM »
I had my RBHR done 4 weeks ago and I am now back in the hospital.  I went to see my surgeon today because the incision opened up from my pants belt line rubbing on the incision and the dissolving stitches not dissolving.  Tomorrow morning he is going to take my back to the OR and clean and reseal me up.
50 yo male left Biomet 2/28/11, right BHR 2/20/12

mslendzion

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 12:03:18 AM »
Hope all goes well.  Keep us posted.
Left BHR 1/9/12 Dr. Schmitt

hernanu

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 12:12:16 AM »
Damn, Neil - sorry to hear about that.

I had some deep stitches taken out surgically for the same reason (chest - lung collapsed) about twenty years ago; once the procedure was done, it healed just fine. Hope that goes for you and that the rest of your recovery is good.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

midiowa

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 12:41:31 AM »
just went thru exact same last 2 weeks, pants rubbing too. surgeon gave antibiotics they took awhile but are working  incision much better looking, i pulled out one of those sutchers that was suppose to dissolve it looked like fishing string. how long is the area? i am afraid if mines not better by friday iam going back in also.

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 01:20:47 AM »
It is about 4 inches long.
50 yo male left Biomet 2/28/11, right BHR 2/20/12

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 01:27:35 AM »
hope all goes well!

curt

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 02:38:23 AM »
Good luck Neil.

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 03:06:39 AM »
Best to you Neil! I had a stitch sticking out of my scar, finally got the guts to start 'tugging' on it.  It broke off and there was a small pc - kind of sharp still there, took the nail clippers and clipped that.  That was at about week 2.  It must have dissolved as it's not coming out any further and it's not infected or bothering me now. 

Hope it gets all fixed up and you recover quickly. 
Successful LBHR 1/19/12 Dr. Cynthia Kelly
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Neild5

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 05:54:01 PM »
The closing of the open incision went great!  I am glad the doctor wanted to do it inpatient instead of packing the open spots and allowing it to close naturally.  I will be home in about 45 minutes.
50 yo male left Biomet 2/28/11, right BHR 2/20/12

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 06:49:30 PM »
glad it went well, did you just get a local ?

Neild5

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 07:27:12 PM »
I had it done on a light general.
50 yo male left Biomet 2/28/11, right BHR 2/20/12

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 07:37:40 PM »
Excellent, Neil! clear the decks for a good recovery now.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 01:03:25 PM »
   Neil, very nice to hear things went so well. 

Curt
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Re: Incision opened up
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 01:05:50 PM »
neil, hows the new sew job feeling?

 

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