What does it mean when a wound is masticated?

  1. Bedbugabscond profile image99
    Bedbugabscondposted 5 years ago

    What does it mean when a wound is masticated?

    I had to get stitches today and the urgent care Doctor was good at stitches, but not at answering my questions. He said he could not get more stitches in because the wound is masticated, what does that mean?

  2. cat on a soapbox profile image99
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    It's possible that your doctor was telling you that your wound was badly crushed so that he was unable to sew it up. Masticated is an adjective describing something that has been chewed up.

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    Chris Hughposted 5 years ago

    Could he have said "macerated'? It means weakened from having been in contact with water for too long.

 
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