Facial trauma caused by the tusk of a wild boar!

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The patient sustained a deep cut across lateral side of the nose and right cheek after being attacked by a wild boar. The best therapy for wild animal inflicted wounds with special regard to optimal wound healing time, minimum complications and minimal residual functional and aesthetic impairment would be, in our opinion primary wound debridement and sutures with immediate full dose antibiotic therapy alongside tetanus toxoid booster and post exposure rabies prophylaxis.

Of course each case of will animal inflicted wounds should be looked at and treated individually with careful assessment of all potential risk factors for complications from the side of the animal itself, species, known microbiological organisms in their oral cavity, etc.) as well as from the side of the injured person (age, comorbidities, possible immunosuppression).

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