Wound Care

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Colgajos de patrón axial

La anatomía y fisiología de la piel varia entre especies, por ese motivo hay que tener cuidado en extrapolar todas las técnicas quirúrgicas de humana al perro y al gato. También existen notables diferencias entre perros y gatos en relación a la cicatrización por primera y segunda intención. Las heridas suturadas quirúrgicamente en gatos (cicatrización por primera intención) cicatrizan más lentamente que en perros. El tejido subcutáneo es muy importante en heridas que granulan por segunda...

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Temporary Rectal Stenting for Management of Severe Perineal Wounds in Two Dogs (Case Report)

AbstractPerineal wounds in dogs present a challenge due to limited local availability of skin for closure and constant exposure to fecal contaminants. This report describes temporary rectal stenting in two dogs following severe perineal wounds. Dog 1 presented with a 4 × 4 cm full-thickness perineal slough secondary to multiple rectal perforations. A 12 mm internal diameter endotracheal tube was placed per-rectum as a temporary stent to minimize fecal contamination. The stent was removed 18...

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Sweet Wound Care and Bandaging

Some wounds are so extreme that a simple bandage covering just won’t cut it. This talk will cover different types and causes of extensive wounds, and treatment plans to help these wounds heal. Various case studies will be presented. Download the PDF of Sweet Wound Care and Bandaging Speaker Bio:Megan Brashear BS, CVT VTS(ECC) is currently the Education Manager at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. In 2000 Megan graduated from Brigham Young University...

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Pretensioning and Other Tension-relieving Techniques

The skin is a viscoelastic structure, which means it will have a tendency to both retract when wounded or incised, but also to adapt to applied stress forces. We can take advantage of this when it comes to relieving tension on the primary suture line. No wound should be closed by simple approximation of wound edges if the resulting tension will lead to ischemia and subsequent necrosis of the tissue. Tension-relieving techniques allow local tissues to be mobilized to cover a cutaneous defect...

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Practice

The management of traumatic degloving and shear injuries are a continuous challenge in veterinary medicine. Frequent dressing changes over a prolonged period until the wound is suitable for reconstruction or until the wound has healed by second intention (fibroplasia, contraction and epithelialization) have been the standard-of-care management for centuries. Over the last decade, several mechanical adjuncts have been developed to enhance wound healing, including electromagnetic stimulation,...

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Skin Flaps You Can Do At Home

SKIN FLAPS = CUTANEOUS PEDICLE GRAFTS Definition A skin flap is portion of skin moved from one area of the body to another with an intact vascular attachment to its donor site. Properly developed flaps survive because of their intact circulation. The loose, elastic skin over the head, neck and trunk in dogs and cats, plus the presence of direct cutaneous arteries make skin flaps common and successful in practice, with primary closure of the donor site easy to attain. Indications...

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Honey and Wound Healing

Despite the great leaps in our understanding of the cellular and subcellular processes of wound healing, there are still wounds that continue to challenge us in veterinary medicine. Not only do we have to decide on the most effective treatment modality for each wound, but we have to consider the cost of therapy to the owner as well as costs associated with prolonged hospitalization. Some of the more aggressive, albeit effective, treatment modalities can end up being an expensive intervention....

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