Skin lacerations

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Please be aware that there are images of wounds on this page What is a skin laceration?A skin laceration, also known as skin tear, is a type of wound where the top layer of skin (epidermis) becomes separated from the deeper skin layers (dermis). Occasionally both layers will separate causing a deeper wound. What can cause a skin laceration? Friction …

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Skin graft and donor site

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Please be aware that there are images of wounds on this page Why do I need a skin graft?A skin graft is to replace damaged skin (tissue). You may need to have a skin graft if you have suffered a burn, trauma or need plastic reconstructive surgery. What is a split skin graph (SSG)?This is shaving of the top layer …

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Open fractures

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Please be aware that there are images of wounds on this page What this guide tells you about 1. Your orthopaedic surgery (fixing the bone) 2. Your plastic surgery (soft tissue reconstruction) 3. What to expect after your surgery 4. Commonly asked questions. What is an open fracture and what are the potential complications? An open fracture is a broken …

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Managing your scar

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What is a scar? Scars result when the body repairs skin wounds caused by surgery, accident or disease. They are the natural result of the healing process. The longer it takes a wound to heal and the more damaged the skin, the greater the chance of a noticeable scar. The location on the body or face as well as the …

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