Journal articlesTreatment and management of wounds and scars of torture

Treatment and management of wounds and scars of torture

01/12/09 | Complex wounds | Frank Arnold

The incidence of a history of torture among patients presenting to UK clinicians is surprisingly high. Recognition of their traumas is important in understanding their problems, planning treatment, offering medico-legal assistance, and helping to suppress this unlawful and deplorable practice. Careful assessment of wound scars and other consequences of violent abuse is required. Although this is within the general competence of every clinician, specialists in wound healing are especially well suited to such work.