Posted 10/30/2018 2:39 PM (GMT -6)
I've had a RVF for 6 1/2 years now. I originally got it after an abscess was cut and drained. I had a seton put in, started Remicade, and scheduled a repair but got pregnant so we didn't have surgeries. I had the seton left in for about 2 years then did a mesh/plug surgery to attempt to repair it, but it failed.
Since it failed and I don't keep re-closing, we just leave it open. I don't have a seton or anything since the skin is all healed around it. It's kind of like a pierced ear that way.
It will take several weeks for it to perhaps heal all the way through. The mesh is supposed to help stimulate healing and re-growth, so that may take time. My CR waited until 6 weeks had passed to declare it a fail.