Hematoma of the Lower Extremity: Operative Interventions in the Wound Clinic Setting

Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, FAAWC


Wounds. 2022;34(3):90-93. 

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Evacuation of these hematomas should be performed as promptly as possible to facilitate healing of the wound and to avoid other potential complications.[1,5,6] In the author's experience, most hematomas can be safely, operatively evacuated in the wound clinic setting using local anesthesia as seen in the cases presented. If a particular case is not amenable to outpatient treatment, prompt treatment in the operating room is indicated. The treatment location should be chosen based on the patient's needs and condition and the skill of the providers in the wound clinic.