Wound is defined as a break in the normal continuity of a tissue. It is caused by a transfer of any form of energy into the body which can be either to an externally visible structure like the skin or deeper structures like muscles, tendons or internal organs.
Catgut remains the most popular absorbable material because of its pliability and superior handling qualities. Chromic catgut lasts for 2 or 3 weeks in the tissues and is excellent for ligatures and for approximating tissues
All body fluids from a person infected (or suspected of being infected) with HIV should be considered potentially infectious. HIV may be transmitted: (1) by needles or sharp instruments contaminated with blood or body fluids and not properly sterilized
Preoperative care begins as soon as a patient agrees to undergo an operation. It involves history taking, clinical examination, appropriate investigations, risk assessment and informed consent. The purpose of preoperative assessment is to improve outcomes.
Post-operative care is care given to patients after an operation in order to minimize post-operative complications. Early detection and treatment of post-operative complications is possible if there is optimal care
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