Good practice in the management of serious degloving injuries.

Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association

PubMedID: 23901871

Harold B, Sadri A. Good practice in the management of serious degloving injuries. Emerg Nurse. 2013;21(4):30-3; quiz 35.
Many lacerations involve degloving, a form of avulsion in which skin is torn off the underlying tissue. Patients with lacerations involving degloving must be managed appropriately so that they do not experience too much pain and to ensure that wound healing is not delayed. This article presents a case study involving a patient with a degloving injury of the leg. It examines the important features of her journey of care, and discusses factors that influence wound healing and outcomes.