Plastics/Skin and Soft-Tissue Injury Trauma

Chapter

Abstract

The treatment of skin and soft-tissue injuries and facial fractures in the elderly is challenging due to the effects of aging on the skin and soft tissues. Additionally, associated factors at the time of injury and preexisting comorbid conditions play a role in the initial consultation and subsequent treatment of the injured geriatric patient. An interdisciplinary approach, involving trauma surgery, pharmacy, nutrition, and wound care, should be carefully considered.

Keywords

Aging Elderly Skin Contusions Lacerations Facial fractures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Richmond Plastic SurgeonsRichmondUSA

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