Techniques in Small Animal Wound Management

Techniques in Small Animal Wound Management

By Nicole J. Buote

Techniques in Small Animal Wound Management PDF Book focuses on surgical and non-surgical management techniques for the wide variety of wounds that clinicians in any stage of training or clinical practice treat in veterinary medicine. A comprehensive but accessible guide to wound management in small animal patients, this textbook covers all important wound management modalities and available products. This book includes detailed information on currently available products, including specific indications and instructions for use, and step-by-step descriptions of techniques used to treat wounds, making it an indispensable resource for small animal veterinary practitioners.

Topics discussed range from the anatomy of wounded tissues, phases of healing, and classification of wounds to initial treatments, dressings, vacuum-assisted bandages, and surgical reconstructionsIn Techniques in Small Animal Wound Management, readers will also find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for using innovative wound management tools such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, laser therapy, stem cell/platelet-derived treatments, leeches, and maggots.
  • Detailed discussions of specific uses and indications for topicals, dressings, drains, bandages, and many other tools and techniques.
  • Clinically oriented chapters offering tips for specific wounds such as burns, bite wounds, eyelid, lip, and ear wounds, and necrotizing fasciitis.

Techniques in Small Animal Wound Management is an ideal practical reference for all veterinary students, small animal veterinary practitioners, and veterinary surgeons looking for a comprehensive guide to the wounds we treat.

Table of Contents

1. The Skin

  • Cutaneous Immune Barrier
  • Pigmentation
  • The Normal Keratinization Process
  • The Abnormal Keratinization Process
  • Dermis
  • The Hypodermis (Subdermis or Subcutis or Superficial Fascia)
  • Connective Tissue and Fascia
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Skeletal Muscle Trauma and Regeneration
  • References

2. Physiology of Wound Healing and Clinical Considerations

  • Stages of Wound Healing
  • Proliferative Stage
  • Inherent Detriments to Wound Healing
  • Conclusion
  • References

3. Postoperative Complications

  • Introduction
  • Seromas
  • Wound Dehiscence (Indolent Pockets, Pseudo Healing)
  • Biofilms
  • References

4. Wound Types and Terminology

  • Classifications of Veterinary Wounds
  • Wound Closure
  • References

5. Patient Presentation and Evaluation of Wound

  • Initial Stabilization of the Wound Patient
  • Acute Critical Wound Patients
  • Stable and/or Chronic Wound Patients
  • Evaluation of Patient Factors
  • Evaluation of Wound Factors
  • Initial Treatment
  • Decision-Making for Primary Closure
  • Debridement
  • Drain and Bandage Placement
  • References

6. Cleansing Solutions

  • Cleansing Solutions
  • Tap Water
  • Isotonic Intravenous Crystalloid Fluid Preparations
  • Antiseptic Solutions
  • References

7. Topicals

  • Hydrogels
  • Zinc-Oxide Hydrophilic Pastes
  • Honey/Sugar
  • Antimicrobials
  • Oxygen
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Miscellaneous Topicals
  • References

8. Wound Dressings

  • Moist Wound Healing
  • Characterization of Dressings
  • Adherent Dressings
  • Non-adherent Semiocclusive
  • Absorbent
  • Moisture Retentive Dressings
  • Antimicrobial
  • Bioelectric Dressings
  • Xenograft Dressings
  • Miscellaneous
  • References

9. Drains: How and When to Place Them

  • Passive Drains
  • Closed-Suction/Active Drains
  • References

10. Vacuum-Assisted Bandages (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)

  • Physiology
  • Indications of NPWT
  • Description of Technique
  • Postoperative Care
  • Outcomes/Complications
  • References

11. Biologic Treatments

  • Subsection A: Medicinal Leech Therapy
  • Subsection B: Maggot Therapy
  • References

12. Bandages

  • Introduction
  • Light or Modified Robert Jones Bandage
  • Wet-to-Dry or Dry-to-Dry Bandages
  • Tie-Over Bandages
  • References

13. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Introduction
  • Physiology
  • References

14. Low Level Laser, Photobiomodulation and Electromagnetics for Wound Therapy

  • Low Level Laser Therapy
  • Photobiomodulation
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
  • References

15. Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Therapy

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Combinational Therapy Using PRP and Stem Cell Therapy
  • References

16. Reconstructive Techniques for Wounds

  • Equipment
  • Basic Tissue Handling Tenants
  • Skin Tension
  • Tension-Relieving Techniques
  • Triangular, Square, Rectangle Wounds
  • Circular and Crescentic Wounds
  • Skin Flaps
  • Specific Axial Pattern Flaps
  • Skin Grafting
  • References

17. Specific Wounds

  • Subsection A: Bite Wounds – A Case Study
  • Subsection B: Penetrating Wounds
  • Subsection C: Abscess Case Study
  • Subsection D: Burns
  • Subsection E: Wounds Over Joints
  • Subsection F: Shearing Wounds – Case Study
  • Subsection G: Necrotizing Fasciitis (Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections)
  • Subsection H: Snakebites
  • Subsection I: Pythiosis
  • Subsection J: Eyelid Wounds
  • Subsection K: Lip Wounds
  • Subsection L: Pinna Wounds
  • Subsection M: Circumferential Wounds – A Case Study
  • Subsection N: Preputial Reconstruction – Hypospadias Case Study

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