Dr. Gawyne removes a wooden splinter by incision and drainage into an abscess caused by the presence of the wood foreign body under the skin. We do not explore for foreign objects in the skin unless it is visible from the outside or a wound opening, or if there is an effect on the body like an abscess. The splinter of wood can be seen in the thumbnail and in the video as it comes out of the wound and is wiped away by Dr. Gawayne.
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