CASE SUMMARY ON ACUTE WOUND MANAGEMENT OF EXTENSIVE FACIAL SOFT TISSUE INJURY

Sunita Das, Hironya Borah, Arup Kakati
2020 PARIPEX INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH  
Injuries to the face are commonly encountered in the Emergency department and is usually seen following road traffic accidents. It may include injuries to the soft tissue or bones of the face. Soft tissue injuries of the face almost always include injuries to the nose, as it is the most prominent feature of the face. These injuries are often not life-threatening, but its mismanagement can hamper the functional and aesthetic outcome leading to permanent mental and physical strain. Thus, to
more » ... ain. Thus, to achieve a suitable final outcome, proper understanding of the facial anatomy, assessment of the wound and its proper management is necessary. This report discusses the case of a middle aged man who suffered from contaminated facial soft tissue injury following road traffic accident. Good functional and aesthetic outcome was achieved with special emphasis on the proper assessment, irrigation and meticulous repair of the wound. Follow-up of the patient was done after being discharged from the hospital.
doi:10.36106/paripex/8102248 fatcat:27t6r7oborbddcq72vt7xmcihy