degloving injury

de·glov·ing in·ju·ry

an injury most commonly to an extremity or digit in which the skin and subcutaneous tissue are separated from the deeper tissue layers thereby depleting its blood supply and increasing the risk of tissue necrosis.
An avulsion-type injury in which the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the hand are torn off in a glove-like fashion, leaving the muculofascial plane intact
Management Clean, debride, sew clean flaps, light compressive dressing, antibiotics—e.g., cefazolin—hospitalize

degloving injury

Emergency medicine An avulsion-type injury in which the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the hand are torn off in a glove-like fashion, leaving the musculofascial plane intact Treatment Clean, debride, sew clean flaps, light compressive dressing, antibiotics–eg, cefazolin, hospitalize. Cf Wringer injury.

de·glov·ing in·ju·ry

(dē-glŏv'ing in'jŭr-ē)
Avulsion of the skin of the hand (or foot) in which the part is skeletonized by removal of most or all of the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
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In the patient with the degloving injury, primary repair was done.
3%) having had a road traffic accident and degloving injury had circumcision and primary suturing of wound with satisfactory wound healing 6 months postoperatively.
Not only did she lose one of her legs, but she also suffered a degloving injury to the other knee - where the skin is effectively torn from the flesh - as well as a head injury.
It's called a degloving injury and it's when the skin and the tissue and fat get separated from the underlying muscle.
Abstract: A 58-year-old male presented with a large circumferential degloving injury and was immediately taken to the operating room for further assessment of his wound.
Key Words: vacuum-assisted closure therapy, degloving injury, split thickness skin graft
3,4) This report describes the initial use of the VAC system in a large degloving injury with circumferential loss of the skin and SC tissue of a lower extremity, for the purpose of preparing the wound bed for eventual grafting.
Among the injuries alleged by plaintiffs were a severed ulnar nerve and fractured arm leaving severe disfigurement and diminished use, a degloving injury of the foot leaving severe disfigurement and diminished use, disfiguring facial scarring, brain injury resulting in diminished cognitive function, and post traumatic stress disorder.
This degloving injury may necrose the skin and subcutaneous tissues and is commonly seen in older individuals.
Even in closed wounds, such as an avulsion-type degloving injury, debridement may be necessary.