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Wound management 

Wound management
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Wound management
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10.1093/med/9780199239641.003.0018
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date: 27 July 2021

Surgical incisions 336

Haemostasis 338

Wound closure 340

Needles 342

Dressings 344

Wound drains 346

A surgical incision is when an intentional cut or wound is made on the body usually involving a sharp instrument (scalpel or blade).

A badly placed incision can have a detrimental impact on the healing of the wound, causing haematomas, wound dehiscence (break down), and an increased risk of infections. Also, psychologically, an ugly, inappropriately large or disfiguring scar can influence the patient’s perception of the surgery and impact their quality of life afterwards....

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