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6Wound management

The wound is closed, when the surgeon believes no further débridements are necessary.

Wound closure

The wound is closed, when the surgeon believes no further débridements are necessary. This may be done primarily, but is often done after a secondary procedure.
When skin grafting or soft-tissue flaps are necessary, they should be done as soon as possible. For this reason, an expert with in these techniques should be consulted early.
Optimally, coverage should occur within the first two weeks after injury (4).