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WOUND, med. jur. This term, in legal medicine, comprehends all lesions of the body, and in this it differs from the meaning of the word when used in surgery. The latter only refers to a solution of continuity, while the former comprises not only these, but also every other kind of accident, such as bruises, contusions, fractures, dislocations, and the like. Cooper's Surgical Dict. h.t.; Dunglison's Med. Dict. h.t.; vide Dictionnaire des Sciences Medicales, mot Blessures 3 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 687-811.
     2. Under the statute 9 Geo. IV. c. 21, sect. 12, it has been held in England, that to make a wound, in criminal cases, there must be "an injury to the person by which the skin is broken." 6 C. & P. 684; S. C. 19 Eng. C. L. Rep. 526. Vide Beck's Med. Jur. c. 15; Ryan's Med. Jur. Index, h.t.; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 652; 19 Eng. Com. L. Rep. 425, 430, 526, 529; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Moody's Cr. Cas. 278; 4 C. & P. 381; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 430; 4 C. & P. 446; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 466; 1 Moody's Cr. C. 318; 4 C. & P. 558; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 526; Carr. Cr. L. 239; Guy, Med. Jur. ch. 9, p. 446; Merl. Repert. mot Blessure.
     3. When a person is found dead from wounds, it is proper to inquire whether they are the result of suicide, accident, or homicide. In making the examination, the greatest attention should be bestowed on all the circumstances. On this subject some general directions have been given under the article Death. The reader is referred to 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 68 to 93. As to, wounds on the living body, see Id. 188.

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Chronic tissue hypoxia also leads to collagen with inadequate tensile strength which contributes to wound dehiscence (Waldrop & Doughty, 2000).
In our study, 15 patients had wound dehiscence in group A and 3 in group B which was significant with P value of 0.
The use of buccal advancement flap only is asso- ciated with a high risk of postoperative dehiscence, and our technique of using both flaps together tends to minimize postoperative risks of wound dehiscence.
Ages of the two patients with wound dehiscence in LFP group on 7th and 9th post operative days were 21 and 26 respectively.
They had no cases of wound dehiscence, skin slough, or infection in 22 patients.
Poor wound healing, wound dehiscence not only delay the physiotherapy for regaining range of movements, but also lead to perioperative complications.
The variables recorded on proforma sheets were age, sex, etiology, duration of onset, timing of DC, Pre-op GCS , pupillary reaction, neurological outcome, wound dehiscence, brain herniation, sinking flap syndrome, CSF leak, expansion of the contusion, hydrocephalus, Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) and death.
Hypopigmentation, telangiectasia, necrosis, ulceration and wound dehiscence are the reported side effects of repeated local application of a low-dose depot preparation.
Wound dehiscence was detected in 02 patients in group A and in 01 patient in group B.
I have never encountered wound dehiscence using this technique.
The system can be used to stabilize a retracted wound, reduce the wound, close the wound or prevent wound dehiscence.