A keloid is excessive scar tissue. (para 2-4d(3))
Dead tissue restricts blood circulation to a wound area, thus interfering with
healing. (para 2-4d(4))
You are correct if you listed any four of the following:
Abnormalities in endocrine function.
Carbohydrate metabolism. (para 2-4e(1) through (4))
Maturation. (para 2-4)
a. (1) Straight needles.
(2) Curved needles. (para 2-5b(1))
b. (1) Cuticular needle--for use on the skin.
(2) Plastic needle--a sharper needle, used for plastic surgery.
Skin tapes. (para 2-5c(2) through (5))
a. Use silk sutures on uncontaminated wounds such as wounds of the face.
b. You are correct if you chose any one of the following advantages of metal
sutures and any one of the following disadvantages of metal sutures.
Advantages of metal sutures:
Quick to use.
Easy to use, if experienced.
Wound healing results the same as for other suture types.
Disadvantages of metal sutures:
Hard to use if inexperienced.
Sutures can be irritating to the patient. (para 2-5c(3))
c. You are correct if you chose any one of the following advantages of synthetic
absorbable sutures and any one of the following disadvantages of synthetic
Advantages of synthetic, absorbable sutures
Retains tensile strength for 60 days or more.
Low tissue reaction to this suture; therefore, less pus infection.
Disadvantages of synthetic, absorbable sutures
Suture does not glide through skin easily.
Difficult to tie knot. (para 2-5c(4)(c))