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Wounds

Alternate Names : Lacerations, Cuts

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A wound is any injury resulting in the breaking of the skin.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

Many of the common causes of wounds are everyday objects, including the following:

  • glass
  • knives
  • pieces of wood
  • punctures due to needles, pins, nails, and hooks
  • splinters
  • scrapes from falling
  • zippers
  • Animal and human bites can also cause wounds. Wounds that are dirty or do not receive prompt medical attention, if necessary, run a high risk of becoming infected.


       

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    Wounds: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Sandy Keefe, RN, MSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/24/01



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