What causes thick clear fluid oozing from wound in a patient with diabetes?
Serum or infection
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The thick clear fluid could be an oozing of serum from wound. However, a direct inspection of wound is required to rule out an infection. Bubbles could be due to air escape from the joints or due to infection. Is there pain at the wound site ? Any fever? Any colour change in wound site? You have not mentioned if the blood supply in his legs were good or not. That is very important to assess further. If the blood supply is compromised, we need to be extremely cautious. It is wiser not to move the affected toes ( Offloading). Do you have a photo of the wound which can be attached to this question?
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