A laceration is a traumatic disruption of the epidermal/dermal junction. Treatment of acute lacerations typically requires mechanical support to approximate disrupted skin layers. Assessment of lacerations should include consideration of infection risk, evaluation of nearby vital structures for damage (e.g., nerves, blood vessels, tendons, etc.), and choice of closure technique to maximize functional and cosmetic outcomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Family Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Practice|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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