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What causes Epibole?
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Likewise, people ask, what causes undermining of a wound?
Another cause of undermining is pressure being applied to the wound. Forces such as shearing placed on a wound can cause the tissue under the skin to become damaged, resulting in undermining. Pressure ulcers often have undermining because of lack of blood flow and pressure being applied to the wound.
Furthermore, what does macerated skin look like? Maceration occurs when skin is in contact with moisture for too long. Macerated skin looks lighter in color and wrinkly. It may feel soft, wet, or soggy to the touch. Skin maceration is often associated with improper wound care.
In this regard, what is Slough in a wound?
Slough is a consequence of the inflammatory phase of wound healing. It comprises dead white blood cells, fibrin, cellular debris and liquefied devitalised tissue. In acute wounds, neutrophils remove dead and devitalised tissue and ingest debris and bacteria.
What is Periwound skin?
The periwound (also peri-wound) or periwound skin, is tissue surrounding a wound. Periwound area is traditionally limited to 4 cm outside the wound's edge but can extend beyond this limit if outward damage to the skin is present.