Wound Care: Modern Evidence In The Treatment Of Manís Age-Old Injuries
of traumatic lacerations are treated in the United States each year.
The ED is the most common arena for care of these wounds, due both to
its convenience and the expertise of emergency physicians. This review
covers the historical and physical exam features in evaluating a
laceration and determining the most prudent course of treatment. A
approach to laceration management will be discussed. Other topics,
including methods for anesthetizing and cleansing wounds and wound
closure techniques, are also reviewed.
- Primary closure is the closure of a wound at the time of ED presentation.
- Delayed primary closure is the closure of a wound 3-4 days after wounding.
- Healing by secondary intention is allowing a wound to heal at its natural rate, through scarring, and without attempted primary closure.
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- » Author and Peer Reviewers
- » Critical Appraisal Of The Literature
- » Epidemiology/Anatomy/Pathophysiology
- » Prehospital and Wilderness Wound Care
- » ED Evaluation
- » ED Management: Preparation and Cleaning
- » Wound Aftercare
- » Special Circumstances
- » Controversies
- » Cutting Edge
- » Disposition
- » Summary
- » Key Points For Wound Care
- » Risk Management
- » Cost- And Time-Effective Strategies For Wound Care
- » Clinical Pathway: Management Of Common Lacerations
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