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M1342-Status of Most Problematic Observable Surgical Wound (Feb 2013

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Does the wound have open Does the wound has areas or incisional Does wound have drainage separation? (healing by staples, sutures, or glue or any signs of infection? secondary intention that if they were removed (or necrosis if open wound) the wound may open? applies; place on would sheet) yes no yes no yes no  no no no no yes yes yes yes no no n/a n/a

Surgery Date

Wound is to be scored:

<30 days <30 days <30 days <30 days

3-not healing 3-not healing 3-not healing 0-Newly-epithelialized Or 3-not healing 3-not healing 0- newly epith or 1 fully granulating or 2-early/partial gran.

**Incision would need complete epithelial resurfacing to be "0" >30 days >30 days

30 days 30 days or more from  epithelialization

no no

no no

n/a n/a

newly epith no longer considered a  surgical wound

no drainage. approximated incision. Knee surgery 5 days ago.newly epith. 0. Surgical glue intact. 1cm open on distal M1342 scoring 3-not healing 3-not healing 3-not healing 0. mild drainage. staples intact 2). Staples intact. Knee surgery 7 days ago. no drainage. approximated incision. Knee surgery 13 days ago. 0.Examples: 1). approximated incision. approximated incision. Staples intact but not ready for removal 3). remainder of wound epithelialized (this wound will heal by secondary intention) 8). Knee surgery 11 days ago. Surgical glue intact. Knee surgery 7 days ago. no drainage. Same wound as above at day 21. minimal serousfluid draining. not the staples. moderate redness (warrants observation) 4). 3-not healing End of wound. Steri-strips intact 6). Knee surgery 14 days ago. 1. approximated incision.newly epith.fully granulating . no drainage. approximated incision. The question pertains only to the incision. no drainage.no drainage Wound bed filled with granulation tissue **A surgical wound with staples in place does not necessarily indicate the wound is not healing. Knee surgery 7 days ago.newly epith.no redness 5). no redness ** 7).