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Wound management techniques
Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Wound therapy: The positives of negative pressure

December 1, 2013

Dr. Adin discusses a state-of-the-art wound treatment that helps trauma patients heal faster.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Skills Laboratory: Pinch/punch grafts

July 8, 2013

When surrounding tissue can't cover a defect, consider using these grafts for wound closure.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Skills Laboratory: Wound repair techniques—Strip skin grafts

January 8, 2013

A step-by-step guide to this simple way to repair wounds in which local tissue is not available for closure.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 6: Rotation skin flaps

May 1, 2010

Rotation skin flaps are circle-shaped flaps that are useful in closing triangular skin defects in which skin for closure is only available on one side of the defect.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 5: Walking sutures

April 1, 2010

Walking sutures are tension-type sutures that can be used to close large skin defects in areas where sufficient skin surrounds the wound that can be moved or stretched to close the wound.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 4: Full-thickness mesh skin grafts

December 1, 2009

A full-thickness mesh graft is a sheet of skin that includes only the epidermis and the entire dermis and is fenestrated to allow for expansion and drainage.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 3: Multiple punctate relaxing incisions

October 1, 2009

Multiple punctate relaxing incisions are small parallel, staggered incisions made unilaterally or bilaterally (usually bilaterally) in skin adjacent to a wound to relieve the tension associated with wound closure.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 2: Adjustable horizontal mattress suture

August 1, 2009

The adjustable horizontal mattress suture is indicated primarily for limb wounds that are either relatively new or are in the wound contraction phase and in which the edges cannot initially be apposed.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 1: Presutures for skin stretching

May 29, 2009

Presutures are Lembert sutures placed in healthy skin on either side of a lesion. Placed several hours before the lesion is debrided or excised, these sutures stretch the skin around the lesion.

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