Evaluation and repair of tongue lacerations
- Jill Jasper, MD
Jill Jasper, MD
- Adjunct Instructor of Pediatrics
- University of Iowa
- Garrett Losh, MD
Garrett Losh, MD
- Private Practice at the Iowa Clinic
- Section Editors
- Anne M Stack, MD
Anne M Stack, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Procedures
- Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Ann Griffen, DDS, MS
Ann Griffen, DDS, MS
- Section Editor — Pediatric Oral Health
- Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
- The Ohio State University
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
This topic will discuss the evaluation and repair of tongue lacerations. Wound preparation, wound closure with sutures, closure of facial lacerations, and dental injury are discussed separately:
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