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Lip Laceration and Vermilion Border Repair

Lip Laceration and Vermilion Border Repair Lacerations to the face and lips are commonly seen in the emergency setting from dog bites, falls, and blunt trauma (motor vehicle crash, strike with an object, etc.). Lip lacerations, especially involving the vermilion border, can be most challenging and deforming, especially when greater than 25% of the lip is involved. These lacerations require preciseness for a good cosmetic outcome. Lips are a highly visible facial structure and consist of 3 layers: skin, muscle, and oral mucosa. They are used for speech, food consumption, and tactile sensation (Lammers & Scrimshaw, 2019; Lent, 2020). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal Wolters Kluwer Health

Lip Laceration and Vermilion Border Repair

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Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
© 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1931-4485
eISSN
1931-4493
DOI
10.1097/tme.0000000000000356
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Abstract

Lacerations to the face and lips are commonly seen in the emergency setting from dog bites, falls, and blunt trauma (motor vehicle crash, strike with an object, etc.). Lip lacerations, especially involving the vermilion border, can be most challenging and deforming, especially when greater than 25% of the lip is involved. These lacerations require preciseness for a good cosmetic outcome. Lips are a highly visible facial structure and consist of 3 layers: skin, muscle, and oral mucosa. They are used for speech, food consumption, and tactile sensation (Lammers & Scrimshaw, 2019; Lent, 2020).

Journal

Advanced Emergency Nursing JournalWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jul 1, 2021

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