Black dog

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:0

Dog eared wounds come in three varieties, Minerva reminds us: the standing full cone, the lying half cone, and the pseudo dog ear (p 806). Making the incision more than three times longer than it is wide avoids most problems. And don't expect a dog ear to settle on its own because it won't.

Would that such straightforward advice was possible for other problems identified this week, especially the three Ds—distress, depression, and dementia. They hover over this week's journal like a cloud.

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