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A 62-year-old male asked:

I severely fractured my calceneus 10 years ago. there is a little hole in the wound that never healed and it oozes 24/7.i've been for surgery multiple times but a month or 2 after the operation the oozing lituraly burst thru the skin again. painfull?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
I recommend consulting a specialist in the orthopedic department or department of podiatric surgery at a university hospital near you. Describe your problem when you call for the appointment to learn which department is best for your problem & bring pertinent records. Collaboration with an infectious disease specialist there would be helpful.
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
You should definitely see an orthopedic surgeon. This should preferably be a foot and ankle orthopedic specialist or a trauma orthopedic specialist. You could have chronic bone infection.

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Last updated Mar 31, 2021

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