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.
Management Clean, debride, sew clean flaps, light compressive dressing, antibiotics—e.g., cefazolin—hospitalize
degloving injuryEmergency 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.