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The authors of this issue point out that 3-11% of malpractice dollars paid are disbursed for wound-related cases. Although wound infections may occur despite proper wound care, the detection of tendon or nerve injuries as well as joint violations requires a higher index of suspicion. This month’s review of wound management and its pitfalls serves the reader well by keeping the practitioner attentive to the potential problems of wound care.

ED wound management: Identifying and reducing risk