Tunneling Wounds

A Tunneling wound is a wound that is progressed to form passageways underneath the surface of the skin. These tunnels can be short or long, shallow or deep, and can take twists and turns. Tunneling can occur in stage 3 and stage 4 pressure ulcers. Some wounds may have more than one tunnel. Tunneling of a wound may occur for various reasons like infection which results in destruction of tissue, using too much packing can degrade newly granulated tissue, and while using too little packing may not absorb drainage adequately and may increase the risk of abscess formation etc.

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