Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Wound: immobilization

Contributor(s): Larry Booth, Alasdair Hotston Moore, Rachel Murray

Introduction

  • Immobilization of wounds can improve healing.

Uses

  • Protect wound.
  • Limit movement at wound edges.
  • Relieve tension on sutures.
  • Decrease exuberant granulation tissue formation.
  • Provide a moist environment for faster epithelialization.

Disadvantages

  • Pressure sores or rubs.
  • Avascular damage to distal limb if poorly applied/monitored.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Manual of Canine and Feline Wound Management and Reconstruction. (1999) Eds. Fowler D and Williams JM BSAVA, Cheltenham.
  • Small Animal Wound Management (2nd Edition) (1997) Swaim SF and Henderson RA. Williams and Wilkinson, Baltimore.


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