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treatment for torso or abdomen stab wounds

Does anyone know of any medical textbooks that cover the treatment of torso/abdomen stab wounds?


Any help would be much appreciated.
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replied April 23rd, 2005
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Uh go to the hospital, you might have ruptured an organ!
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replied April 23rd, 2005
Stab Wounds - Treatment?
Hey stepheng, how are you doing?


Most patients with penetrating abdominal injuries benefit from intravenous antibiotics given perioperatively. Initial resuscitation of patients with penetrating abdominal injuries depends on the condition of the patient upon arrival.


Several means of closure are suggested, from packing and approximating the skin with towel clips to suturing an intravenous fluid bag to the fascia. Also, patients who have undergone damage control who require another exploration in 24-48 hours may require temporary closure of the abdomen.


For excellent patient education resources, visit emedicine's wounds center. Also, see emedicine's patient education article puncture wound.

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replied April 27th, 2005
Thanks. You don't know of any hardcopy texts dealing with the treatment of stab wounds?
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