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Healing by Secondary Intention

Aka: Healing by Secondary Intention, Secondary Healing
  1. Indications
    1. Prolonged delay between Laceration and treatment
      1. See Laceration Repair
    2. Minor soft tissue amputations without bone loss
    3. Less than 1 cm square in size
    4. No significant volar pulp loss
    5. If unsure
      1. Temporize with management below
      2. Arrange follow-up and possible graft in 1-2 days
  2. Management
    1. Cleansing
    2. Debridement
    3. Healing by Secondary Intention
    4. Dressing Changes
      1. Twice daily for 2 days after injury, then daily
      2. Apply tube gauze and petroleum jelly
    5. Anticipatory Guidance
      1. Recovery in 2-3 weeks

Wound healing status: secondary intention (C0518863)

Definition (NOC) Extent of regeneration of cells and tissues in an open wound
Concepts Finding (T033)
SnomedCT 405042003
English Wound Healing: Secondary Intention, wound healing status: secondary intention, healing intention secondary wound, Wound healing status: secondary intention (observable entity), Wound healing status: secondary intention, Wound healing: secondary intention
Spanish estado de curación de la herida: segunda intención (entidad observable), estado de curación de herida: segunda intención, estado de curación de herida: segunda intención (entidad observable), estado de curación de la herida: segunda intención
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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