If at any point during your surgery recovery you experience one, or more, of the following symptoms, please contact your physician immediately as it could be a sign of infection.

A fever higher than 101 degrees
Milky drainage from the wound, which may be gray, green or yellow in color
Reddening of the skin around the incision
Any other concerns for infection

If the symptoms are serious, please go to the emergency room immediately, and be sure to also contact your surgeon as soon as possible.

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