Wound Management


Wound Management: Caudal Superficial Epigastric Flap

This article reviews information from the session, Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery, presented at the NAVC Institute 2015. The caudal superficial epigastric (CSE) flap is a highly versatile axial pattern skin flap that can be used to cover large open wounds on the…


Moist Wound Healing: The New Standard of Care

Bonnie Grambow Campbell, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Washington State University The needs of wounds differ as they progress through the healing process, and all wounds benefit from a properly moist environment that supports normal cell function. With just a few different moisture-retentive dressings (MRDs), the clinician can work synergistically with the cells to support microscopically …


Helpful Tips For Managing Wounds In Veterinary Patients

David Dycus, DVM, MS, & Jennifer Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Successful wound management depends on taking the correct approach to the lesion, including deciding whether to close it or manage it as an open wound. This article reviews this critical decision-making process and offers tip and techniques for wound management.   Successful wound management …


Principles of Wound Care & Bandaging Techniques

  Jessica Bosco, CVT Wound care in veterinary medicine is an essential part of patient management with great potential to impact the duration and extent of an animal’s recovery from surgery or traumatic injury. A wound is defined as a break in the continuity of a tissue of the body.1 A wound occurs when the integrity …

Unique Therapies for Difficult Wounds

Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS and Kristen O’Connell Traumatic wounds are frequently encountered by the small animal practitioner The inciting cause and severity of the wound dictate the duration of treatment, required materials/equipment, and labor intensity. Despite the availability of cutting-edge antibiotics, age and underlying disease or concurrent illness may contraindicate administration. Many “old-school” …

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