Soft-tissue management after trauma: initial management and wound coverage.

Nirmal C. Tejwani, Lawrence X. Webb, Edward J. Harvey, Philip R. Wolinsky

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Abstract

Before proceeding with treatment, it is necessary to recognize that bony injuries are always associated with soft-tissue disruption and damage. A good soft-tissue envelope is essential to fracture healing and overall extremity function. Injury management begins by recognizing and classifying the injury. Wound débridement with irrigation fluid at low pressure and the administration of antibiotics are essential aspects of treatment. Wound treatment starts with applying dressing material using negative suction and can be guided by the tenets of an algorithm modeled on the reconstructive ladder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalInstructional course lectures
Volume60
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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