Category Archives: Wounds

Classification of Wounds – Guides to Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Wound 1 – Clean wound: An uninfected operative wound in which no inflammation is encountered and the respiratory, alimentary, genital, or uninfected urinary tracts are not entered. In addition, clean wounds are primarily closed and, if necessary, drained with closed drainage. Operative incisional wounds … Continue reading

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Wound Infection vs Stitch Reaction

After an operation, after seeing erythema or redness on the perimeter of the wound, a surgeon has to differentiate whether the redness is associated with an infection or just stitch reaction or inflammation secondary to stitch (subcuticular absorbable stitch). If … Continue reading

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Skin Wounds, Healing and Scars

Superficial skin wounds, such as abrasions or scratches, involving the epidermal layer, heal without resulting into scars. Deeper wounds, involving the dermis and subcutaneous layers (or hypodermis – see diagram below) results into scars. There are 4 phases of healing: hemostasis … Continue reading

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Skin Abrasions – ROJoson’s Experience

Skin abrasions are scrapes or scratches of the superficial layer of the skin, the epidermis. See the different layers of the skin.   In January 18, 2017, after I got abrasions on my forearms, I wrote: Immediate treatment of abrasions, regardless … Continue reading

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Skin Abrasions of the Extremities

Skin abrasions are scrapes or scratches of the superficial layer of the skin, the epidermis. See the different layers of the skin. Abrasions are wounds or scrapes of the epidermal layer of the skin. It may be shallow involving only the … Continue reading

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