Wound Closure with Unequal Length
This Wound Closure with Unequal Length course will teach you:
- To close the wound edges adequately to promote wound healing, resulting in a esthetical pleasing scar, without any excess skin. When adequate wound edges are not achieved, excess skin results known as a dog ear deformity, further elaborated in the specific course “Dog Ear Removal”.
With the following tips you might perform the Wound Closure with Unequal Length even better:
- Skin retraction
- Principle of halving sutures
After studying the Wound Closure with Unequal Length course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Skin infection
- Skin necrosis
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Step by step
Mark a triangle (Burow’s triangle) after determining the lengths of both wound edges to equalize it. The width of the base of the triangle should be equal to the difference in the length of the both wound edges.
Retract the skin at the end of the marked triangle to equalize the wound edges.
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