Dear forum readers,
Following is a post operative care point we impress on our patients at the time of their FUHT.
It is a minor but, in our opinion, important point that should be kept in mind to hasten healing and make the post operative period more comfortable.
The day after the completion of the procedure, the patient must wash the strip donor area daily, gently rubbing over it to dislodge any blood clots that may have formed.
A blood clot is a hard accumulation of fibrin and blood components.
If it is left in situ and the patient lies over it while sleeping, the clots tend to press on the suture line.
This has 2 effects -
- The clot pressing into the closed strip wound will delay healing, and,
- Cause more pain and discomfort.
Let me know if you have any queries.