One of my go to sites for teaching medical students and residents laceration repair and digital blocks has now become the aptly titled website: Lacerationrepair.com.
The website was created and is managed by Dr. Brian Lin, a board certified Emergency Medicine physician who practices at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. LacerationRepair is a collection of text, pictures, and videos — and is focused on teaching repair of lacerations that are often encountered in the Emergency Room, urgent care setting, or even primary care. There are also sections dedicated to blocks, burn care, and patient resources.
The great thing about LacerationRepair.com is how they use a mixture of pictures and videos to quickly explain the laceration repair. This enables me to go through the videos and pictures of the lacs with my medical students and residents quickly in the Emergency Room — giving them a much better understanding before I help them with their laceration repairs.
The site isn’t reserved just for medical students and residents though. There is an advanced suturing section that explains undermining, running sutures, V to Y conversion flaps and more. The following video shows the V to Y conversion flap education module:
There are definitely ways the site could be improved. Search isn’t very robust with the results section giving you all of the full posts and not a preview. The navigation could be cleaned up as the text sometimes runs togethers.
That all said — the website is free to use so no reason to complain. Dr. Lin should be commended on creating such an amazing resource for the medical community.