My usual response to skin tears? These are as basic as you can get. But - when large, under tension, or with a poorly viable skin flap, they can be quite problematic. So let's go back to the basics of skin tears and discuss their management.
· Aka Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
o Deposits of calcium pyrophosphate crystals within the joint space-> seen as chondrocalcinosis (calcification of the cartilage) on x-ray
· Affected Groups:
o Age >50 years
o Both genders impacted equally