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How long should packing for drainage of sergical incision be left in wound?

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Dr. Camil Sader
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage.
Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours.

In brief: Depends

It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage.
Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours.
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Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Packing

It will depend on the type of surgery or wound, but is usually changed daily.
Your surgeon's office should be able to provide the definitive answer.

In brief: Packing

It will depend on the type of surgery or wound, but is usually changed daily.
Your surgeon's office should be able to provide the definitive answer.
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