Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Wound: secondary intention healing

Introduction

  • Wound healing by epithelialization and contracture.

Uses

  • Significant wound defects usually with contamination Wound: second intention healing after 14 days Wound: second intention healing after 7 days.

Advantages

  • Natural process.
  • Granulation tissue contains new capillaries, fibroblasts (producing collagen and inducing contracture).
  • Epithelial edges move forward to reduce defect.
  • Allows elimination of contamination/infection.

Disadvantages

  • Healing is slow.
  • Cosmetic result often poor.
  • Functional result may be seriously impaired by scar tissue, eg over limbs.
  • Increased cost of aftercare/dressings.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Lozier S, Pope E, Berg J (1992) Effects of four preparations of 0.05% chlorhexidine diacetate on wound healing in dogs. Vet Surg 21 (2), 107-112 PubMed.
  • Weber W J, Boothe H W, Brassard J A et al (1985) Comparison of the healing of prescrotal urethrotomy insicions in the dog - sutured versus non-sutured. Am J Vet Res 46 (6), 1309-1315 PubMed.


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