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    Wound Management - Free CME Quick Quiz

    This week's Med-Challenger free CME quiz - Wound Management - covers why certain lip lacerations may benefit from specialty consultation, management and controversies of dog bites to the face, appropriate management of a plantar wound in an immunocompromised patient, and contraindications for hot-wire cautery.

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    Here's this week's free sample question...

    A 25-year-old man presents to you with an injury to his left foot.

    He was playing in the water at the beach at dusk when he suddenly developed pain and noted a bloody wound on the sole of his foot.

    He reports being barefoot at the time of the injury.

    He is uncertain what he stepped on.

    His past medical history is remarkable for type 1 diabetes mellitus, which he has had since early childhood.

    He is uncertain of the date of his previous tetanus immunization.

    A tetanus booster is administered.

    The patient’s wound is shown in the image below.

    QQ230403- Wound Management CME quiz figure

    The most appropriate management is...

    Answer Options:
    • The wound should be closed with a 4.0 nonabsorbable suture.

    • X-rays are unnecessary because a retained foreign body is unlikely.

    • The wound should be explored with the examiner’s finger.

    • The wound should be copiously irrigated and left open to heal by secondary intention.

    • Amoxicillin should be prescribed following repair.

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    The correct answer is:

    The wound should be copiously irrigated and left open to heal by secondary intention.

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