J Cosmet Med 2020; 4(2): 92-95  https://doi.org/10.25056/JCM.2020.4.2.92
Repair of a werewolf injury: a case of complicated multiple facial lacerations and avulsions
Paul Gerald Caronoñgan Lavarias, MD, MBA
Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute, Makati, Philippines
Paul Gerald Caronoñgan Lavarias
E-mail: paul.gerald.lavarias@gmail.com
Received: May 29, 2020; Revised: June 16, 2020; Accepted: July 11, 2020; Published online: December 31, 2020.
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Traumatic lacerations are skin incisions that are accidental. Their depth can affect nerves, blood vessels, salivary glands, and bone. Avulsions, on the other hand, are caused by shearing forces, and the depth of injury goes beyond the papillary dermis into deeper structures. Avulsions involve a huge amount of torn tissue, thereby leaving voids. Facial lacerations and avulsions are commonly caused by vehicular accidents, according to the statistics. In a study conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority, approximately 3,000 people aged 20 to 30 years old are involved in vehicular accidents. Data from the Land Transportation Office showed that 69% of the vehicles involved in vehicular accidents are motorcycles.
Keywords: avulsions; cosmetic surgery; reconstructive surgery; shearing forces; skin incisions; traumatic lacerations
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