Rejecting sternal wires?

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lorrie328
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   Posted 11/20/2012 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband is 10 weeks post op for pericardiectomy as he had constrictive pericarditis. He is doing GREAT but every couple weeks he develops red, swollen areas along the incision that come to a head and ooze then are gone. The rest of the incision looks marvelous. Has anyone had this? Will this ever stop? I am worried that he will need the wires removed confused

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   Posted 11/20/2012 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Lorrie,

have you talked to your doctor about this? Do you think he may be allergic to the wire? I hope that you find out what is going on.

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buttafly51499
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   Posted 12/12/2012 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I also had that...it sounds like the inside sutures that didn't dissolve are pushing their way out of the skin. Happened after both my open heart surgeries.
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