laceration


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laceration

[‚las·ə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
A wound made by tearing.
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Risk of repetition of severe perineal laceration. Obstet Gynecol 1999; 93: 1021-4.
Shetty et al17 conducted a 5-year retrospective study of 102 patients with hand lacerations and compared the quality of scar formation and healing in these patients.
A study compared infection rates for 442 lacerations (IMJ Ill.
To test this advice, doctors in Australia recommended the standard practice to 442 patients with lacerations. Another 415 patients were told to keep the laceration covered and dry for 12 hours, and then to resume their normal activities including bathing.
as a through to his lip Crangle, "The victim had what was described as a through and through laceration to his top lip by the time he was seen at North Manchester General Hospital.
Ms Hurley was treated in hospital for a laceration to her head and brusing.
Another man, aged in his 50s, also sustained a minor laceration injury and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
NOGTI may vary from trivial superficial laceration to deeper extensive laceration.
She said: "Th e victim received a small laceration to his shoulder that did not require hospital treatment."
His argument is that the medical report established that the victim was conscious and she sustained laceration from the back of her right neck about 14 centimeters below he right ear.
A statement on the Trading Standards website reads: "The steering wheel may detach, break or crack during use, posing a laceration or collision hazard to young children."