Initial extremity war wound debridement: a multidisciplinary consensus.

@article{Guthrie2011InitialEW,
  title={Initial extremity war wound debridement: a multidisciplinary consensus.},
  author={Hugo C Guthrie and Jonathon C Clasper and Alan R Kay and Paul Jeremy Parker},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps},
  year={2011},
  volume={157 2},
  pages={170-5}
}
A joint meeting of the Limb Trauma and Wounds Working Groups resulted in the establishment of 29 consensus recommendations for the conduct of initial extremity war wound debridement. Pre-operative, operative and post-operative phases of debridement were considered along with wound irrigation and dressings. Wounds where a different surgical approach is required, such as superficial soft tissue wounds at one end of the spectrum and complex wounds sustained in close proximity to explosions at the… CONTINUE READING