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How can I help my loved one care for their wound?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Wound care will differ depending upon the size, type, and level of contamination or infection. In general, wet to dry dressing changes with antibiotic solutions twice a day will remove superficial necrotic tissue and allow vascular granulation tissue to form. Subsequently, clean wounds will close by secondary intention.

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