How Are Non-Healing Surgical Wounds Diagnosed?
Following surgery, your surgeon and care team monitor your recovery process. The length of your recovery depends on the type of surgery and your health history, but most wounds usually begin healing within a month. Your surgeon observes the wound site at each follow-up appointment, monitoring its condition and progress.
If they notice signs of an infection or other potential complications, they’ll refer you to Wound Evolution. A visual exam is usually enough to diagnose a non-healing surgical wound. If your provider needs further confirmation, they may order blood tests or diagnostic imaging such as an X-ray or MRI.