Initial treatment of wound patients

Louise O'Dwyer
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Traumatic wounds are commonly encountered in veterinary practice. During the initial stages of treatment the focus will be on stabilisation of the patient, followed by attention to the wound. The key to successful wound management is to thoroughly remove factors that will delay wound healing; this will require consideration of the aetiology of the wound, level of contamination, extent of tissue necrosis, and damage to underlying tissues and structures. These factors all need to be considered when planning how, and when, wound closure will be performed.

Initial treatment of wound patients
Initial treatment of wound patients

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