It is very unusual in the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery to see a wound infection or an infection at the site of surgery. High fever will be the first sign that we have a problem. A mild elevation in temperature does not mean that you have an infection. However we ask that you look at the wound and look for foul smelling drainage, increased swelling, or redness. If you’re concerned about an infection, please don’t hesitate to contact us for appropriate treatment.

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