Category: Dermatology

Suturing

Sutures are placed to aid with wound healing following a traumatic laceration or surgical incision and to promote haemostasis. In this article, we will look at the different types of suture classifications, the indications for each type of suture and the common suturing techniques that are used. Alternative methods of tissue closure Steri-strips Often used

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Common Skin Issues

Dermatology is a vast topic that junior doctors often find daunting. Do read our article on describing skin lesions. Fortunately, there are only a handful of conditions that are important to know as a junior doctor on the wards. These will be covered below: Eczema/DermatitisDermatitis is a generalised term describing irritation of the skin resulting

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Describing Skin Lesions

It is quite common for you to need to describe rashes for documentation purposes, to senior colleagues or to refer to various specialties including dermatology. Here is a refresher of the terminology to describe common skin lesions. For more detail, check our source. Systematic Examination Inspect – Observe the overall appearance of the lesion i.e.

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