clean wound

clean wound

A superficial wound produced by uncontaminated sharp objects, either electively–eg, surgical procedure or by accident, being cut by sharp glass or metal–eg, broken glass. Cf Clean-contaminated wound, Dirty wound.
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"I instructed them to cut open the tracksuit bottoms, and it was a clean wound and it wasn't bleeding too badly."
In healthy patients who have a clean wound there is no need to use antibiotics.
[4] Clean wound infection rate is the most valuable reflection of general quality in any hospital.
I expect when he got home he blessed Buffalo Bill, also the cow and the German who shot him: even at this time we used to reckon that anyone who got a clean wound through the leg or arm was an extremely fortunate man.
* Discuss preparation of a clean wound bed and the value of initial and periodic wound debridement to accelerate healing
In a clean wound, the inflammatory phase accomplishes control of bleeding and the establishment of a clean wound bed.
Make a small cut first beneath the branch, then cut downwards to ensure a clean wound. Don't try to cut right the way through from the side or underneath the branch, as it will pinch the saw.
Enzymes normally unleashed to clean wound sites were deployed in the absence of injury.
For example, if one is using gauze dressings with normal saline on a clean wound that is proliferating, one has to assume one of two situations: (a) the dressing is being applied inappropriately, usually less frequently than recommended (unfortunately, an almost universally routine practice), or (b) excessive nursing time is involved in changing the dressing as frequently as recommended - a sort of no-win situation.
The material was collected by pressing the swab over the clean wound surface to extract tissue fluid as this may contain the potential pathogen.
Once the diagnosis is confirmed to rule out arterial involvement, initial assessment should include inspection for a clean wound bed and signs of infection (cellulitis).