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recently had surgery on my ankle from a infection i fell today and it felt like the stitches ripped there was an inch rip in the skin is that bad???

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It's not ideal: You need to call your surgeon and let them know.
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Get it checked: Would suggest getting it checked by your surgeon. If the ara where the skin"ripped" is part of your previous incision it may need anything from local wound care to more aggressive treatment.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
YES....BAD: You should see your surgeon now, to see what needs to be done to correct the problem. Dr. Latva

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