Plastics/Skin and Soft-Tissue Injury Trauma
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.
KeywordsAging Elderly Skin Contusions Lacerations Facial fractures
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