This is done since immunity to tetanus may wane over time 4 If the person knows

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than 5 years ago, and the wound has been contaminated with dirt. This is done since immunity to tetanus may wane over time. 4. If the person knows or suspects part of the object remains in the wound, contact a doctor. The individual may need urgent care to detect and remove the object. Figure 4:Puncture
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4 Wounds: Causes and Types Avulsions Also known as degloving , is a serious injury in which the skin is forcibly torn from the tissues beneath it. The mechanism of skin avulsion (Figure 5) typically involves the skin catching on an object while the involved body part is in motion. Depending on the circumstances of injury, avulsed skin can sometimes be surgically reattached. If reattachment is not possible, skin grafts are typically used to replace the lost tissue. Treatment 1. Stay Safe. If you are not the victim, practice universal precautions and wear personal protective equipment if available. 2. Control bleeding with direct pressure and elevation, avoiding tourniquets unless bleeding cannot be controlled and medical care will not be available for several hours. 3. Rinse the wound with water or saline solution, the cleaner the better. Sterile irrigation is the best. 4. If the tissue (skin, fat, and muscle) is not completely removed, replace the flap and dress the wound. If the tissue is completely separated from the victim's body, collect it if available and bring it with the victim to the emergency department. Figure 5: Avulsion The End
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