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Donor Wound Closure

  • Damkerng Pathomvanich

Abstract

Hemostasis should be achieved before wound closure. I usually pack the incision with moist gauze as I dissect. When active bleeding is difficult to control, the vessel can be picked up and clamped by a pair of artery forceps. If the vessel is small the hemostat can be released before wound closure. On the other hand, if the vessel is large and at the center of incision, it is best to control the bleeding by 4/0 vicryl ligature or low-current cautery. In my practice I have to use cautery two to three times a month, so it is advisable to have the equipment.

Keywords

Wound Closure Minimal Tension Skin Edge Layer Closure Retention Suture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damkerng Pathomvanich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.DHT ClinicBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Bumrungrad HospitalBangkok

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