Daams F, A vermilion border with as little as 2 mm of malalignment may produce a cosmetic defect. Cartilage has poor circulation and is prone to infection and necrosis. Complex Vermilion Border Lip Lacerations. If there is no concern for vascular compromise to an appendage, local anesthetic containing epinephrine in a concentration of up to 1:100,000 is safe for use in laceration repair of the digits, including for digital blockade. The mattress sutures: vertical, horizontal, and corner stitch. Data Sources: The authors used an Essential Evidence summary based on the key words facial laceration, laceration, and tissue adhesives. Korting HC, 22. Vermilion border. Head wounds may be repaired up to 24 hours after injury.8 Factors that may increase the likelihood of infection include wound contamination, laceration length greater than 5 cm, laceration located on the lower extremities, and diabetes mellitus.9. About one-third of foreign bodies may be missed on initial inspection.6. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. An article on wound care was previously published in American Family Physician.2, When a patient presents with a laceration, the physician should obtain a history, including tetanus vaccination status, allergies, and time and mechanism of injury, and then assess wound size, shape, and location.3 If active bleeding persists after application of direct pressure, hemostasis should be obtained using hemostat, ligation, or sutures before further evaluation. Timing of suture removal depends on location and is based on expert opinion and experience. New York, NY: Thieme, 2008. This div only appears when the trigger link is hovered over. Komolafe EO, Surg Gynecol Obstet. Economic comparison of methods of wound closure: wound closure strips vs. sutures and wound adhesives. This means, making sure the pink contour of the lip remains perfectly aligned. Breuninger H. Einarson TR, 10(May 15, 2017) Noninfected wounds caused by clean objects may undergo primary closure up to 18 hours after injury. Zelac DE, 1988;17(5):496–500. Emergency treatment on facial laceration of dog bite wounds with immediate primary closure: a prospective randomized trial study. afpserv@aafp.org for copyright questions and/or permission requests. Lip laceration involving the upper vermilion border. Moscati RM, *—A variety of needles are available to order, but the most typical needles likely to be stocked are listed. Involvement of the Vermillion border should be the first approximated suture on the skin layer- this is an appropriate skill for emergency physicians, but is best to consider your local practice patterns. Grem C, Malhotra AK, 2007;8(4):232–239. Am J Surg. 2004;20(8):519–524. They should be avoided on the digits, nose, and ear lobes, prilocaine is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for nonintact skin, although it has been used this way in numerous studies, Information from Young KD. The impact of wound age on the infection rate of simple lacerations repaired in the emergency department. Georgoulis AD. Eliya-Masamba MC, Clinical policy for the initial approach to patients presenting with penetrating extremity trauma. Carr DB. Foote J, Singer AJ, 44. A regional block of the mental or infraorbital nerve is recommended for anesthesia to avoid additional tissue edema and anatomic distortion produced by local infiltration. To remove dry adhesive, petroleum-based ointment should be applied and wiped away after 30 minutes. Cosmetic outcomes of facial wounds repaired without deep dermal sutures are similar to layered closure.37 The approach to repair varies by wound location. Approximate Synonyms. Jehle DV. Arora BP. Cummings P, Algorithm for the management of acute lacerations. 37. 2013;148(2):190–201. Rosens Chapter 42 - Facial Trauma Essentials of skin laceration repair. Taylor DD. Wang L, 46. Primary closure versus delayed closure for non bite traumatic wounds within 24 hours post injury. Ellis R, Valentine SM, Reardon RF, 2001;8(7):716–720. It has a prominence on the face, creating a focus for cosmetics … Parrotti D, ‡—Yes, if it has been more than 10 years since the last dose of a tetanus toxoid–containing vaccine. Gantsos A, Laceration repair; External Links References. Yoshikawa M, Rodeheaver GT. Lau J, Assessing for mobile or broken teeth. Tetanus In: Hamborsky J, Kroger A, Wolfe C, eds. Previous: Should Screening Techniques for Colorectal Cancer All Have an 'A' Recommendation? Lucchesi M. Ji-bo Z, Marchini S, LIP LACERATION THROUGH VERMILION BORDER. Epinephrine-supplemented local anesthetics for ear and nose surgery: clinical use without complications in more than 10,000 surgical procedures. With the large laceration shown, this is not really normal lip anatomy and is, at best, misleading to novice readers.--AaronM 00:48, 9 August 2009 (UTC) Anderson MA, 1. Address correspondence to Randall T. Forsch, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Medical School, 1301 Catherine, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5624 (e-mail: rforsch@umich.edu). All sutures are lost if one suture is cut by mistake or removed for drainage, Can cause skin necrosis and excessive scars, Most effective in everting triangular wound edges in flap repair, Fast and effective in accurate skin edge apposition, Suited for closing clean wounds, such as surgical wounds in the operating room, Effective in accurate skin edge apposition and wound eversion, Should be avoided if cosmetic outcome is important, Used to approximate clean, simple, small lacerations with little tension and without bleeding. This patient suffered vermilion border lacerations in two areas from an assault with a broken bottle. Kovar FM. Water for wound cleansing. 2013;(10):CD008574. Antibiotics to prevent infection of simple wounds: a meta-analysis of randomized studies. Wound irrigation with tap water. / afp Heal C, 1962;193293–294. Buettner P, 2006;332(7549):1053–1056. Kelley B. Pressure dynamics of various irrigation techniques commonly used in the emergency department. Systematic review of the technique of colorectal anastomosis. Machado M, Pediatr Emerg Care. J Clin Anesth. Zawora MQ, A laceration refers to an injury that causes a skin tear. Röcken M, Copyright © 2020 American Academy of Family Physicians. This content is owned by the AAFP. Freij R. Eisen J. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. First, approximate the vermilion border, making this the key suture (Figure 51-2). 64. Hein M, Reardon RF, Singer AJ, Atlanta, Ga.: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2015:344. Gennis P, Barbera J, Daams F, Epinephrine-supplemented local anesthetics for ear and nose surgery: clinical use without complications in more than 10,000 surgical procedures. Terms of Use Li-song H, *University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, NY Lacerations of the lip are a common injury seen in a pediatrician’s office. Fine nonabsorbable suture material (e.g., 6-0 nylon or Prolene) is most appropriate for the skin surfaces of the lip, whereas a fine absorbable suture (e.g., 6-0 Dexon or Vicryl) is quite acceptable for use on the mucosa and vermilion. Br J Neurosurg. Quantitative microbiology: its application to hand injuries. Hogan ME, Gallagher EJ. Linda S. Parlin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery* 1. Bite wounds with a high risk of infection, such as cat bites, deep puncture wounds, or wounds longer than 3 cm,43 should be treated with prophylactic amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin).47,48 Clindamycin may be used in patients with a penicillin allergy.49, Physicians should use the smallest suture that will give sufficient strength to reapproximate and support the healing wound.50,51  Commonly used sutures are included in Table 250,51; however, good evidence is lacking regarding the appropriate suture size for laceration repair. Essentials of skin laceration repair. 2002;(3):CD003326. No: When It Comes to Colorectal Cancer Screening, Test Choice Matters, Next: Refractive Eye Surgery: Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions About LASIK, Home This clinical content conforms to AAFP criteria for continuing medical education (CME). Moscati RM, Gennis P, Tetanus prophylaxis should be provided if indicated. S01.52 Laceration of lip and oral cavity with foreign body S01.521 Laceration with foreign body of lip Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes. Xu B,      Print. Does the use of topical lidocaine, epinephrine, and tetracaine solution provide sufficient anesthesia for laceration repair? Moscati RM, Seidenstricker L, Edgerton MT, Kamiike W. 2007;8(4):232–239. Lip laceration involving the upper vermilion border. Acad Emerg Med. . Am J Emerg Med. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. Wheeler CB, Even in the absence of a better one, I think the picture currently on this page has little to do with the vermillion border and should be removed. Following shaving of the moustache, each vermilion-skin junction was repaired before remaining superficial wound closure was achieved. Essentials of skin laceration repair. Lacerations involving the muscle layers or through-and-through lip lacerations require approximation of each layer (muscle to muscle, mucosa to mucosa and skin to skin). No randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared primary and delayed closure of nonbite traumatic wounds.7 One systematic review and a prospective cohort study of 2,343 patients found that lacerations repaired after 12 hours have no significant increase in infection risk compared with those repaired earlier.1 A case series of 204 patients found no increased risk of infection in wounds repaired at less than 19 hours.8 Noninfected wounds caused by clean objects may undergo primary closure up to 18 hours after injury. Kimber D. Xia Y, Broyles JM, Myth 1: You Can’t Use 40650-40654 for Surgically Created Wounds. You know that the potential uses of tissue adhesive in the paediatric population are increasing, and wonder if it may be used in these circumstances instead of the traditional method of formal suturing. 43. Dermatol Surg. Use a small suture, such as 6-0 nylon, in simple interrupted fashion. Chowdhry S, Am J Emerg Med. The safety and efficacy of epinephrine in hand surgery: a systematic review of the literature and international survey. 1998;5(2):108–112. When using an injectable local anesthetic, the pain associated with injection can be reduced by using a high-gauge needle, buffering the anesthetic, warming the anesthetic to body temperature, and injecting the anesthetic slowly.24–28 Lidocaine may be buffered by adding 1 mL of sodium bicarbonate to 9 mL of lidocaine 1% (with or without epinephrine).27. Moscati RM, 40. Td = tetanus and diphtheria toxoids; Tdap = tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis. Part II. Ji-bo Z, Fatovich DM, Traumatic lacerations: what are the risks for infection and has the ‘golden period’ of laceration care disappeared? Vance CW, Ear trauma often causes a hematoma, and applying a pressure dressing can be difficult. Thacker JG, †—Tdap is preferred over Td for adults who have never received Tdap. Traditionally, a large subungual hematoma involving more than 25% of the visible nail indicated nail removal for nail bed inspection and repair, but a recent review concluded that a subungual hematoma without significant fingertip injury can be treated with trephining (drainage through a hole) alone.42, Up to 19% of bite wounds become infected. Sterile gloves: do they make a difference? Hashemi K, Running closure of clean and contaminated abdominal wounds using a synthetic monofilament absorbable looped suture. Accurate reapproximation of the vermilion border is of critical importance in lip repairs and reconstructions. Injuries that require subspecialist consultation include open fractures, tendon or muscle lacerations of the hand, nerve injuries that impair function, lacerations of the salivary duct or canaliculus, lacerations of the eyes or eyelids that are deeper than the subcutaneous layer, injuries requiring sedation for repair, or other injuries requiring treatment beyond the knowledge or skill of the physician. Banda GW. Heal C, Cat bites are much more likely to become infected compared with dog or human bites (47% to 58% of cat bites, 8% to 14% of dog bites, and 7% to 9% of human bites).43 The risk of infection increases as time from injury to repair increases, regardless of suture material.4 Evidence on optimal timing of primary closure and antibiotic treatment is lacking.4,44, Cosmesis was improved with suturing compared with no suturing in RCTs of patients with dog bites, although the infection rate was the same.44,45 Therefore, dog bite wounds should be repaired, especially facial wounds because they are less prone to infection.4,46 Cat bites, with higher infection rates, have better outcomes without primary closure, especially when not located on the face or scalp. Zuber TJ. Li-qiu W.      Print. Closure should start by approximating the edges of the vermilion border. Medeiros I, Laceration through the portion of the upper or lower lid medial to the punctum often damages the lacrimal duct or the medial canthal ligament and requires referral to an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon. 2004;22(1):1–3. Tanaka Y, They are not generally used in hair-bearing areas (except in the hair apposition technique). Edilich RF. Anatomically, the vermilion border of the lips represents the transition area from mucosal tissue to skin. The shorthand vertical mattress stitch: evaluation of a new suture technique. Methods of wound closure In: Roberts JR, Custalow CB, Thomsen TW, Hedges JR, eds. A multi-center comparison of tap water versus sterile saline for wound irrigation. Am Fam Physician. Evgeniou E, Subramanian S, 95/No. If tissue adhesive is misapplied, it should be wiped off quickly with dry gauze. [ … Whitaker IS, Obtaining an optimal long-term result depends on following basic surgical principles of wound repair. Chan L, Clinical policy for the initial approach to patients presenting with penetrating extremity trauma. Mayrose J. Lacerations of the fingers, hands, and forearms can be repaired by a family physician if deep tissue injury is not suspected. Lining up the vermillion border. Ellis C. Deep laceration/vermillion border. Perampaladas K, Lammers RL, Smith ZE. Shermock KM, The goals of laceration repair are to achieve hemostasis and optimal cosmetic results without increasing the risk of infection. A meta-analysis did not show benefit with the use of prophylactic systemic antibiotics for reducing wound infections in simple, nonbite wounds.60, Wounds heal most quickly in a moist environment.61 Occlusive and semiocclusive dressings lead to faster wound healing, decreased wound contamination, decreased infection rates, and increased comfort compared with dry gauze dressings.62 Choice of moisture retentive dressing should be based on the amount of exudate expected. 1995;13(2):151–154. RANDALL T. FORSCH, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.... SAHOKO H. LITTLE, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Reardon RF, 2007;8(4):232–239. It represents the change in the epidermis from highly keratinized external skin to less keratinized internal skin. Tan A, Good evidence suggests that local anesthetic with epinephrine in a concentration of up to 1:100,000 is safe for use on digits. Tan A, Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, Techniques in Surgery: Facial and Hand Injuries. Dubinisky I, Iyer S, Jasani M, Pressure dynamics of various irrigation techniques commonly used in the emergency department. Osmond MH, Part II. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;78(8):950. Davis K, Weiss SJ. Xu B, Primary closure versus delayed closure for non bite traumatic wounds within 24 hours post injury. Lin M, Nature. Wound Closure by Primary Intention (standard Laceration Repair). Dog and cat bites. Mouzas GL, 58. Lucchesi M. 19. A variety of needles are available to order, but the most typical needles likely to be stocked are listed. A retrospective review of 1111 cases.   •  Privacy Policy 20. 1999;29(9):874–879. Kilgore ES Jr. Acad Emerg Med. Cooney DS, Med J Aust. Place 1st stitch with 6-0 nonabsorbable suture to align edges of vermilion border; Then repair rest of lip in usual manner; Disposition. Lip lacerations involving the vermilion border present a unique clinical situation, since relatively minor malalignment may produce an unacceptable cosmetic result. 59. Surg Today. Janicke DM, Ann Emerg Med. Codes 40650-40654 may be appropriate for repair of laceration or surgically created wounds, according to AMA CPT® Assistant (July 2000). Zelac DE, 1975;62(12):952–955. Forsch RT. Rui-feng C, Quinn JV, 2008;78(8):948. a randomised controlled trial. Laceration of upper or lower eyelid skin can be repaired with 6-0 nylon sutures. Hartling L, Ann Emerg Med. Debridement: an essential component of traumatic wound care. The edges of the eyebrow serve as landmarks, so the eyebrow should not be shaved. Shridharani SM, Edlich RF. A comparison of dexon (polyglycolic acid) sutures with other commonly used sutures in an accident and emergency department. Laceration Repair: A Practical Approach. The nature of the laceration depend on characteristics such as angle, force, depth, or object and some wounds can be serious, reaching as far as deep tissue and leading to serious bleeding. vanderVaart S, 1998;5(11):1076–1080. Zehrer CL, A prospective study of two methods of closing surgical scalp wounds. A 7 year old boy presents to the emergency department having fallen in the playground, sustaining a laceration to his bottom lip which crosses the vermilion border. Newmeyer WL III, If the galea is lacerated more than 0.5 cm it should be repaired with 2-0 or 3-0 absorbable sutures.39 Skin can be repaired using staples; interrupted, mattress, or running sutures, such as 3-0 or 4-0 nylon sutures; or the hair apposition technique (Figure 535). Berk WA, Studies have been unable to define a “golden period” for which a wound can safely be repaired without increasing risk of infection. Knoop KJ, Stack LB, Storrow AB, Thurman R. Knoop K.J., & Stack L.B., & Storrow A.B., & Thurman R(Eds. 2014;31(2):96–100. Wound irrigation with tap water. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of warming local anesthetics on injection pain. Emerg Med J. Comparison of skin stapling devices and standard sutures for pediatric scalp lacerations: a randomized study of cost and time benefits. Plast Reconstr Surg. Cevik Y, Oldham G, 2014;37(4):183–188. Am Fam Physician. Xia Y, 1976;143(5):775–778. Fernandez R, Immediate, unlimited access to all AFP content. Greenway HT, Lyle CT, Many aspects of laceration repair have not changed over the years, but there is evidence to support some updates to standard management. A randomized controlled trial of buffered lidocaine for local anesthetic infiltration in children and adults with simple lacerations. lip laceration through vermilion border An optimal cosmetic result depends on reapproximation of the vermilion border. She is also an attending physician at the Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic, University of Michigan. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Injury. Risk factors for infection in patients with traumatic lacerations. Patient information: See related handout on taking care of healing cuts. Osbourne DD, Reardon RF, A meta-analysis of 19 studies of skin closure for surgical wounds and traumatic lacerations found no significant difference in cosmetic outcome, wound infection, or wound dehiscence between absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures.52,53 A systematic review did not show any advantage of monofilament sutures over braided sutures with regard to cosmetic outcome, wound infection, or wound dehiscence.54, The two types of tissue adhesive available in the United States are n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl Blue, PeriAcryl) and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (Dermabond, Surgiseal). Manson PN, Patients who have not had at least three doses of a tetanus vaccine or who have an unknown tetanus vaccine history should also receive a tetanus immune globulin. Villez PA. An unapproximated vermilion margin of 2 mm or greater results in a cosmetic deformity. Francis GJ, Tissue adhesives for traumatic lacerations in children and adults. Raasch B, Concern for peripheral vascular compromise should be considered a contraindication to the use of an epinephrine-containing anesthetic. Somerville, NJ: Ethicon Inc.; 2007. Placing a single suture at each margin first ensures good alignment.37. Antibiotic prophylaxis for mammalian bites. Always carefully place the first skin suture at the vermilion border in any lip laceration. Approximately 6 million patients present to emergency departments for laceration treatment every year.1 Although many patients seek care at emergency departments or urgent care centers, primary care physicians are an important resource for urgent laceration treatment. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Newmeyer WL III, The use of nonsterile gloves during laceration repair does not increase the risk of wound infection compared with sterile gloves. The safety and efficacy of epinephrine in hand surgery: a systematic review of the literature and international survey. Kanegaye JT, Rutledge T, Line up the vermilion border with care Lip lacerations crossing the vermillion-cutaneous border, the pink, contoured border between the lip tissue and surrounding skin, are especially prone to a poor cosmetic outcome. A comparison of dexon (polyglycolic acid) sutures with other commonly used sutures in an accident and emergency department. Magarakis M, Osmond MH, Comparison of different suture techniques. Nick TG, Paschos NK, Oberleitner G, Enu IK, Chan L, Pack S. Slieker JC, Ann Plast Surg. The goals of laceration repair are to achieve hemostasis and optimal cosmetic results without increasing the risk of infection. Otherwise it is hidden from view. 2013;13:e27. Clin Pediatr Emerg Med. After closure of the deeper tissue, the 1st skin suture is always placed at the vermilion border to reestablish the anatomic margin. Bartfield JM, There are no significant studies to guide technique choice. Reprinted with permission from Forsch RT. Schonfeld N. 2013;3(1). Sriharan S, Whitaker IS, Worster B, Want to use this article elsewhere? Adv Surg. Adeolu AA, 12. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier/Saunders; 2014. Rice W. Yadav K, Badawy A, Allchildren with lacerations should be fasted from arrival. 32. Water is a safe and effective alternative to sterile normal saline for wound irrigation prior to suturing: a prospective, double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical trial. If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. Re-evaluation of wound in 48-72 hours; Removal of non-absorbable sutures in 3-5 days; See Also. Gartner M, Hsieh C. Batrick N, Rutledge T, Perelman VS, Care should be taken to avoid getting tissue adhesive into the wound or accidentally adhering gauze or instruments to the wound. One analysis suggests that wound adhesive strips are the most cost-effective method of closure for appropriate low-tension wounds.56 The strips are applied perpendicular to the vector of the wound to approximate and secure the edges. Armstrong A. Henton J, Shofer FS. Emergency treatment on facial laceration of dog bite wounds with immediate primary closure: a prospective randomized trial study. Kimber D. 2001;(2):CD001738. LAT (lidocaine-adrenaline-tetracaine) versus TAC (tetracaine-adrenaline-cocaine) for topical anesthesia in face and scalp lacerations. Prospective randomised controlled trial of wound management in general practice. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. et al. In: Hamborsky J, Kroger A, Wolfe C, eds. Schöllmann C, 1979;13169–197. Carr DB. Kamiike W. All rights Reserved. 45. The search included relevant POEMs, Cochrane reviews, diagnostic test data, and a custom PubMed search. Jones JS, Pack S. Ademuyiwa AO, A lip laceration with disruption of the vermilion border. 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