Sternal Wound Infection
Following cardiac surgery, the sternal bone in front of your chest is the weakest link, often suspected of infection. Appropriate healing of this region is of utmost importance. A possible complication that can occur, is known as sternal dehiscence or Sternal wound infection.
In this condition, the sternum bone and surrounding tissue gets infected. Although rare, it is associated with significant discomfort and even mortality in up to 20 % of the cases. Females are at greater risk, but there are risk factors that increase the chances of sternal dehiscence in both genders are lifestyle habits like smoking, obesity, instances of multiple operations, and more.
Dr. Date will help you reach your expectations by helping you effectively manage the condition with comfort and effective healing. Request a consultation or call our office at +91 8291583850.