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Wound management 

Wound management
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Wound management
Author(s):

Doshi Harikrishna

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199692958.003.0030
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date: 18 September 2019

This chapter on wound management covers sternal, vein graft harvest, radial artery harvest, and thoracotomy wounds. General guidance is given on the principles of wound management. Definitions are provided of deeper wound infections, with specific guidance on the investigation and management of these wounds. Common pathogens are identified and complications of deep wound infections are described.

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