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Speed of treatment critical to facial wound healing

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Patients with face and neck wounds heal faster and with better results if patients receive initial treatment quickly, according to a US study.

The Wilford Hall Medical Center in Texas found that the risk of excessive tissue loss brought on by ischaemia or infection could be minimised if wounds were treated as soon as possible.

Patient outcomes would typically be improved in terms of appropriate articulation while speaking and the ability to swallow and breathe without difficulty.

The researchers drew on the battlefield experiences of head and neck surgeons in the US Army.

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