Anjali H. Nimbalkar1
Obesity has been linked as a risk factor for wound complication and is becoming a more common occurrence. We reviewed the risk factors, preventive strategies and recommended management of wound complication in women undergoing caesarean section. The limited available data support the use of prophylactic antibiotic before caesarean delivery, closure of subcutaneous space >2cm and maintaining normothermic intra-operatively to help reduce the incidence of postoperative wound complication. There is a need for randomized controlled trials which evaluate the prevention and management of wound complications in obese women undergoing caesarean delivery.