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Pressure-Related Complications

Steven F. Swaim, DVM, MS

Surgery, Soft Tissue

|December 2003|Peer Reviewed

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1. Pressure wounds in animals. Swaim SF, Hanson RR, Coates JR. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet 18:203-219, 1996.
2. Problem wounds in dogs and cats. Amalsadvala T, Swaim SF. In: Veterinary Wound Healing. Cockbill S (ed). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, in press.
3. Small Animal Wound Management, 2nd ed. Swaim SF, Henderson RA. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1997, pp 1-12, 87-141, 295-370.
4. Atlas of Small Animal Reconstructive Surgery, 2nd ed. Pavletic MM. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1999, pp 102-103.
5. Effects of bandage configuration on paw pad pressure in dogs: A preliminary study. Swaim SF, Marghitu DB, Rumph PF, et al. JAAHA 39:209-216, 2003.
6. Bandaging and splinting techniques. Swaim SF. In: Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 7th ed. Bistner SI, Ford RB, Raffee MR (eds). Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2000, pp 549-571.
7. An update on wound medications and dressings. Swaim SF, Gillette RL. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet 20:1133-1145, 1998.

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