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A 24-year-old female asked:

I underwent surgery for an ankle avulsion fracture three weeks ago and my wound is healing slowly. i do not have diabetes or smoke. why?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 45 years experience
Take longer: It take 4-6 weeks for a wound to heal . If you are concern check with your surgeon specially if you did have any hard ware like plater and writes and screws to make sure you are rejecting any
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