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An investigation into the incidence, causes, progression and\ud treatment of pre-tibial lacerations in the elderly

By Karen Ousey, Warren P. Gillibrand and Heather McClelland


Pre-tibial lacerations (PTL) are a relatively common injury,\ud affecting the elderly, which has long been recognised\ud as requiring specialist hospital intervention, with various\ud treatments explored (Crawford & Gipson 1977, Sutton\ud & Pritty 1985, Budny et al. 1993, Silk 2001, Bradley 2001).\ud There is an increasing clinical question of how best to treat\ud PTLs, prevent readmission, address non-healing, reduce\ud complications and reduce the burden they pose for primary\ud care resource

Topics: R1, RT
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:9066

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