Laceration repair (procedure)

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Abstract

Indications for procedure:
- Primary closure of clean, well vascularized, full-thickness skin wound (e.g. head, face) to be performed less than 24 hours after injury. Primary closure of clean full thickness laceration to body and extremeties to be performed less than 12 hours after injury, although optimal time interval from injury to repair is not well defined.
- Delayed closure of contaminated full-thickness skin wound or greater than 12 hours after injury.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Evidence Plus
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
StatePublished - Feb 9 2020

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