Lacerations, contusions, hematomas, and abrasions are disruptions to the skin resulting from trauma.
Soft tissue injuries include:
Friction blisters—pressure and shear forces causing d...
First and foremost, observe standard universal precautions; assess airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs); and control bleeding as initial steps.
Determine the time, mechanism, and circums...
Ensure hemostasis prior to further evaluation, treatment, or repair.
Explore wound for foreign body.
Remove devitalized tissue.
Traumatic skin lesions are commonly seen in the athletic arena, and their proper management can facilitate a safe and rapid return to play.
Proper assessment and preparation will allow ...
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