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⚠️ A complete degloving of the foot after a forklift accident! The patient was apparently ran over, causing the skin to peel right off.
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⚠️ A complete degloving of the foot after a forklift accident! The patient was apparently ran over, causing the skin to peel right off.

A degloving injury is a type of avulsion in which an extensive section of skin is completely torn off the underlying tissue, severing its blood supply. It is named by analogy to the process of removing a glove. Skin avulsions usually occur during motor vehicle collisions. The severity of avulsion ranges from skin flaps (minor) to degloving(moderate) and amputation of a finger or limb (severe). Suprafascial avulsions are those in which the depth of the removed skin reaches the subcutaneous tissue layer, while subfascial avulsions extend deeper than the subcutaneous layer. Small suprafascial avulsions can be repaired by suturing, but most avulsions require skin grafts or reconstructive surgery. Tag a friend and FOLLOW us at @medicalpedia

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about 2 years ago

What type of avulsion is this?

about 2 years ago

degloving

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about 2 years ago

Is it subfacial?

about 2 years ago

Subfascial avulsion

about 2 years ago

Can u also share post op pics so that we can see the recovery after surgery? its the most severe case of degloving I ve seen

about 2 years ago

Destocking injury