Dogs are not always cute!

Stay dogs can be an important cause of trauma in India. It is especially more common in small kids who are about the size of a grown up dog or smaller. It is advisable to keep kids away from exposure to stray dogs on the streets which can get suddenly violent if they perceive the kid as a threat. Dogs are great and cute creatures but can be dangerous to kids in certain circumstances. 

Where is the scar?

I always remember my mentor’s words while I was closing up during surgery during my fellowship, “You may do the most complicated surgery in the most beautiful way possible but the patient will judge the surgery by the scar you leave behind” This maxim has been drilled into me- so much so that my residents find me being too anal about wound closures. I spend extra time being careful about how I close wounds.

The Scar Cocktail!

Facial Trauma can be damaging with tissue loss. Despite accurate and meticulous reconstruction, the scarring can be severe in the face. Scar modulation is an essential part of post trauma care and I often advise patients as much when they come with traumatic injuries of the face.