Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Animal Bites?

Richard H. Sinert, DO


August 18, 2015

The bite of a dog can yield between 150-450 lb of pressure per square inch, depending on the dog and its training. Therefore, although a dog bite may appear as a laceration or avulsion, it most likely has components of a crush injury. In this type of injury, debridement is required to remove any crushed tissues. Once debrided, the laceration injury is then amenable to suturing and primary closure.

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