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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In healthy patients who have a clean wound there is no need to use antibiotics.
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.
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.
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).
These proteins clean wound debris, stimulate cell migration to the wound site, and help remodel collagen fibers to complete the healing process.
The KeraPac is placed externally on a clean wound and removed several days later.
The KeraPac(TM) is placed externally on a clean wound and removed several days later.
It will be placed externally on a clean wound and removed several days later.