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Old 09-04-2017, 10:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: Surgery - How does it work?

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Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
Yes, but you can draw together muscle layers. You can then suture the subcutaneous and skin layers. Very quickly you go from an open wound to a closed wound, the person or animal can walk without fear of the intestines falling out. So an immediate benefit.
Then of course healing will be much much quicker, so yes, a physician aids there but the surgery has given an enormous head start and the healing will be more rapid.
I don't think you understand how surgery works.
As someone who has had a few I feel confident in saying that GURPS does ok here.
First Aid or Physician can stop the bleeding and includes stitches, so is great for saving a life and the go to skill for an emergency. If you have to undergo surgery to save your life your going to be laid up and need time to recover.
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