Wound dehiscence


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.

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  • 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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