A large thigh abscess develops at the surgical site after a femoral artery embolectomy, is incision and drainage the only treatment required?
Yes. An abscess, or collection of infected fluid should absolutely be drained. If left undrained, it could compromise healing if the opening in the artery, and the suture line could blow out leading to a high risk of death. Call your surgeon immediately! an infection of the skin without and abscess is best treated with antibiotics.
No. I and d, antibiotics and comprehensive wound care.
Yes. But most doctors will put you on antibiotics as well.