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Wound: types - overview

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Methods of classification

  • Degree of contamination:
    • Classification method used by National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences.
  • Open versus closed.
  • Wound location.
  • Appearance of open wounds.

Degree of contamination

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Open versus closed

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Wound location

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences. (1964) 160 (Suppl 1), 1 (Describes method of classification of wounds by degree of contamination).
  • Manual of Canine and Feline Wound Management and Reconstruction. (1999) Eds D Fowler and J M Williams. Cheltenham: British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
  • Small Animal Wound Management. 2nd edn (1997) Eds S F Swaim and R A Henderson. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkinson.

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