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Hi there, no worries.. It may be helpful to think of an abscess kind of like a tennis ball of tissue under the top layers of skin. Outside the tennis ball, the body has walled off that space from the rest of the body, and inside is the body's immune system cells fighting bacteria.
Gauze placed inside an OR is sterile, meaning there is no bacteria there. So, "no" the gauze isn't what caused your abscess. The bacteria is much much more likely to have come from some other source. Perhaps an infection in the old hip that was removed, is that possible?