Management options for patients with pretibial lacerations
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Management options for patients with pretibial lacerations

Pauline Beldon Tissue viability nurse consultant, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey

Pretibial lacerations are a common injury, particularly in older adults. Patients may present to the emergency department for treatment, be treated in GP surgeries by community nurses or they may self-treat. This article reviews the treatment options available to enable healthcare professionals to make informed decisions regarding the management of patients with such injuries.

Nursing Standard. 22, 32,53-60. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.04.22.32.53.c6448

Correspondence

pauline.beldon@epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review