Surgical wound opened? (Photo)

hello. I just had my operation to remove my entire armpit last june 4 because of hidradenitis suppurativa cure. one week after the wound seemed fine but after 9 days tje wound started to open and it has openes so wide as seen in the picture. What should I do about it? I am veey worried.can I have my surgeon stitch it back? thank you

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Wound dehiscence after axillary surgery for hyperhidrosis

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Propr wound care is the most important issue at this point. Immediately seek follow up with the surgeon.

H Karamanoukian MD FACS

Needs treatment

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This wound will take a about two weeks or so to heal.
It needs cleansing, placement of antibiotic ointment and a dressing.
Alert your surgeon.

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