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Minor injuries: laceration repairs

BMJ : British Medical Journal (Online)
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 What you need to know Consider the type of injury (laceration, puncture, crush, abrasion), anatomical location, and patient characteristics when planning an approach to wound repair Manage precipitating factors that led to the injury (eg, syncope) All lacerations require irrigation prior to closure and consideration of tetanus prophylaxis, but only certain patients and laceration types require antibiotic prophylaxis Lacerations are a common presentation in urgent and emergency care settings. The exact window within which to close a wound to prevent infection remains unclear, despite the findings of a recent systematic review.8 This study reports older age, diabetes, foreign body presence, and non-face location as important risk factors for infection—independent of how old the wound was before closure.
Date added
Created by
Michelle Bendall
Published by
Current Awareness Service for Health