Traditionally, kidney transplant in Delhi is carried out through an incision in the lower abdomen. The length of the wound varies depending on surgeon's preference and the body habitus of the patient. In general, obese recipients require larger incisions. Similarly, in children, compared to body size, larger incisions are placed for kidney transplantation.
Several risk factors for wound related problems are already known like obesity, diabetes mellitus, smoking, etc.
Transplant patients have additional risk factors like use of immunosuppressant and additional comorbidities.
In general, larger wounds are associated with more wound related problems in terms of more pain, longer convalescence and postoperative recovery, poor cosmesis and higher chances of wound infection(especially with immunosuppression).