Burns at Surgical Site, Necrosis
Dear Ted, My brother is an avid follower of you and suggested I e-mail you for some input. I had a triple hernia repair at a local military hospital and my surgeon advised me to apply heat to the incision site. Which caused 3rd degree burns that have now gone into necrosis. They started trying to treat me with silver oxide which turned everything very very silver. They have now switched me to basitracin and adaptic bandages that I change twice daily. I go in on this Tuesday for them to scrap off all the necrotic white skin that hasn't turned black yet and try to lessen the need for skin grafting. Every time I go to the military hospital I think every surgeon looks at my wound and they all leave scratching their heads, baffled?!?! I am worried about long term scarring!!! Do you have any suggestions? Thanks-In-Advance.