3-rx.comCustomer Support
3-rx.com
   
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics



\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>






You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Injuries and Wounds > Wounds
      Category : Health Centers > Skin Conditions

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.


       

    Next section

       

    Wounds: Symptoms & Signs

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



    MySQL ERROR:

    Error Number: 145

    Description: Table './rx3com_2011/exp_throttle' is marked as crashed and should be repaired

    Query: SELECT hits, locked_out, last_activity FROM exp_throttle WHERE ip_address= '108.162.246.156'
    \"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>





    Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site