Care of acute lacerations

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A laceration is a traumatic disruption of the epidermal/dermal junction. Treatment of acute lacerations typically requires mechanical support to approximate disrupted skin layers. Assessment of lacerations should include consideration of infection risk, evaluation of nearby vital structures for damage (e.g., nerves, blood vessels, tendons, etc.), and choice of closure technique to maximize functional and cosmetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319044149
ISBN (Print)9783319044132
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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