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What would cause a post op infection in the Achilles tendon?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgical risks

A risk of any surgery, albeit small, is infection.
It is more common to be caused by the skin flora you already carry but can be caused by others, especially if a dressing or cast becomes soiled before full healing of the skin has been achieved.

In brief: Surgical risks

A risk of any surgery, albeit small, is infection.
It is more common to be caused by the skin flora you already carry but can be caused by others, especially if a dressing or cast becomes soiled before full healing of the skin has been achieved.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Same as any surgery

Some times people get post op infections.
There are a few different reasons how or why this could happen. There is normal bacteria on skin and they can get inside the incision site and cause an infection, sweat can cause an infection. One can develop a stitch abcess from the suture material or even be allergic to the suture material. These are some ways.

In brief: Same as any surgery

Some times people get post op infections.
There are a few different reasons how or why this could happen. There is normal bacteria on skin and they can get inside the incision site and cause an infection, sweat can cause an infection. One can develop a stitch abcess from the suture material or even be allergic to the suture material. These are some ways.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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