While generally considered innocuous, hematomas of the extremity following operative interventions or trauma can pose as a detriment to the patient. Without prompt treatment of the hematoma, progression and worsening of the wound can occur, resulting in significant delay of wound healing and potential long-term consequences. Operative evacuation of these hematomas can be performed using local anesthesia in most wound clinics.
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