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العناية بالجرح وبالشق بعد الجراحة

Incision Care

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

incision, suture, Steri-strips, Op-site, laceration, scar tissue, dressing, skin glue

Overview *

After a surgical procedure or a laceration, a doctor closes the skin using the most suitable method. As a wound heals, there is normally a little redness and swelling in the area, and the incision feels rather thick and hard. No matter what type of closure is used, an incision or laceration should be treated gently. Most incisions, except those closed with glue, should stay dry for about 7 to 10 days until the suture or staples are taken out. They should be dried right away if they accidentally get wet. To help prevent infection at the incision site, wash your hands thoroughly and ask others who come in contact with you to do the same. It can take a few weeks or months for an incision to reach its final appearance.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Healing Process
Types of Closures | Incision Care
Questions | What to Watch?
General Hygiene | Summary

 
 

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This patient education program is for patient who have or will have an incision or laceration to care for. Included are the following sections: The Healing Process, Types of Closures, Incision Care, Questions to Ask, What to Watch For, and Good General Hygiene.

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Last reviewed: 7/30/2008

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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