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Contusion
A contusion is more commonly called a bruise and indicates that some amount of tissue disruption has occurred within the tissues, which resulted in subcutaneous or submucosal hemorrhage without a break in the soft tissue
surface (Fig. 23-2).

FIG. 23-3 The repair of a full-thickness laceration of the iower lip. A, Tissues have been cleaned and hemostasis obtained. B, Muscle has been closed with interrupted 3-0 chromic catgut sutures. These sutures are the ones that primarily pull the tissues back together, They should make it possible to close the skin without any tension. C, 4-0 silk suture is placed at the mucocutaneous junction, This suture is critical, because it aligns the vermilion border, If not done carefully, after healing a noticeable "step" or "notch" will show from misalignment. 0, Skin and mucosal sutures are placed.

FIG. 23-3 The repair of a full-thickness laceration of the iower lip. A, Tissues have been cleaned and
hemostasis obtained. B, Muscle has been closed with interrupted 3-0 chromic catgut sutures. These
sutures are the ones that primarily pull the tissues back together, They should make it possible to close
the skin without any tension. C, 4-0 silk suture is placed at the mucocutaneous junction, This suture is
critical, because it aligns the vermilion border, If not done carefully, after healing a noticeable “step”
or “notch” will show from misalignment. 0, Skin and mucosal sutures are placed.

W’hen there has been no break in the surface of the soft tissue, infection is unlikely and systemic antibiotics are not indicated, ICllOWe\Tr, the contusion is secondary to dentoalveolar trauma, it is li~ely that communication. mav exist between the oral cavity and the submucosal
hematoma, In this case systemic antibiotics are warranted. because coagulated blood represents an ideal culture medium .

 

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