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by kristin10 kristin10 (New) New

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Hi all,

When measuring a wound, is the length always the longest measurement of the wound? I’ve been told to measure length the 12 and 6 positions of a clock but then getting confused hearing longest length of wound.

I've attached a picture to try and describe what I’m talking about. For this picture, would the length still be from toes to heel even though the width will clearly be larger if width is measured at the 3 and 9 o clock positions?

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dianah has 45 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology.

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Moved to Wound/Ostomy/Continence area.

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I was taught to measure anatomically, if that makes sense? Length would be 12 to 6, head to toe. Width 3 to 9.

But not everyone measures that way so there is definitely discrepancies in measurements.

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