n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Prevention and management of wound complications : review
|Article Title||Prevention and management of wound complications : review|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||May 2015|
|Pages||35 - 40|
A wound can be defined as the disturbance of the skin's normal structure and function and the soft tissue beneath it. Wound complications are major contributors to both early and late postoperative morbidity. It can cause significant physical and emotional distress to both patients and the treating physician. Most surgeons will agree that wound complications can be challenging to treat and everything possible should be done to prevent it from happening.
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