My mum broke her ankle in three areas nine weeks ago and needed surgery the next day to have pins and a plate put in her ankle to heal it. Despite that she has seen her specialist at the hospital on a couple of occasions, she still has an infection in one of the surgery scars. They gave her antibiotics for the infection and she said that although he reassured her it was healing well, they looked at it like they were worried, and so she felt she had little reassurance that the scar was healing properly. I convinced her to visit my gp Dr Hsu at Multicare on Friday, and he had a proper look at her ankle, reassured her that the wound was healing, and gave advice to care for her leg, and gave her a prescription for a cream antibiotic to help the wound to heal - I don't understand why this wasn't given to her in the hospital! It's been a couple of days only but it seems the cream has been effective in helping the wound heal.
The wait was a little long at the medical centre, but we expected this as dr Hsu is very good, and is very popular always. Small price to pay for better results than what we got from the specialist, and reassurance for my mum!