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(303) 699-7325

Craig Loucks, MD FRSCS
Peak Orthopedics & Spine

Wounds: Good, Bad & Ugly

If you have any concerns about your wound, please contact Peak Orthopedics at 303-699-7325.

  • Normal bandage with gauze and clear tape over wound immediately after surgery. Normal bandage with gauze and clear tape over wound immediately after surgery.
  • A few days after surgery, there is normal bruising and slight drainage on the gauze bandage. A few days after surgery, there is normal bruising and slight drainage on the gauze bandage.
  • Wound with the mesh tape in place. The mesh should stay securely on the incision for 10-14 days. Wound with the mesh tape in place. The mesh should stay securely on the incision for 10-14 days.
  • Normal hip wound at 2 weeks post-op Normal hip wound at 2 weeks post-op. The mesh tape was just removed and steri-strips were placed over the wound.
  • Normal knee wound at 2 weeks post-op Normal knee wound at 2 weeks post-op. The mesh tape was just removed and steri-strips were placed over the wound.
  • Knee wound at 18 months post-op A normal knee wound at 18 months after surgery.
  • Knee arthroscopy immediately post-op with steri-strips in place Knee arthroscopy immediately after surgery with steri-strips in place.
  • Knee arthroscopy at 2 weeks post-op Knee arthroscopy at 2 weeks post-op after the steri-strips were removed.
  • Wound infection An infected wound. The skin is very red, the incision is not healing and there is some drainage from the wound.