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Articles by Steven F. Swaim, DVM, MS

Paw pad pain: A review of corns in dogs

Feb 1, 2014

An overview of the clinical signs, potential causes, and treatment options available for corn-type lesions on canine paw pads.

Skills Laboratory: Pinch/punch grafts

Jul 8, 2013

When surrounding tissue can't cover a defect, consider using these grafts for wound closure.

Video: Pinch/punch grafts

Jul 7, 2013

Dr. Steven F. Swaim demonstrates how to perform this skin grafting technique.

Video: How to perform strip skin grafts, Part 2

Jan 9, 2013

The continuation of Dr. Steven Swaim's video on this helpful wound repair technique.

Video: How to perform strip skin grafts, Part 1

Jan 9, 2013

Dr. Steven Swaim demonstrates the best technique for creating these grafts to help close wounds in which local tissue is not available for closure.

Skills Laboratory: Wound repair techniques—Strip skin grafts

Jan 8, 2013

A step-by-step guide to this simple way to repair wounds in which local tissue is not available for closure.

Just Ask the Expert: Am I using skin staples for wound closure correctly?

Oct 1, 2010

The primary advantage staples provide over sutures is rapid closure.

Video: How to make a rotation skin flap

May 5, 2010

Dr. Steven F. Swaim demonstrates this skin reconstruction technique that is useful in closing triangular skin defects in which skin for closure is only available on one side of the defect.

Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 6: Rotation skin flaps

May 1, 2010

Rotation skin flaps are circle-shaped flaps that are useful in closing triangular skin defects in which skin for closure is only available on one side of the defect.

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