Any break in the continuity of a tissue.
Damage to external tissue which allows blood to escape.
Injury or break in the skin, usually caused by accident, not disease.
A break or opening in the skin. Types of wounds include cuts, punctures, and tears.
A break in the structure of an organ or tissue caused by an external agent. Bruises, grazes, tears, cuts, punctures, and bums are all examples of wounds.
A wound is any breach suddenly produced in the tissues of the body by direct violence. An injury of the deeper parts without corresponding injury of the surface is known as a bruise or contusion.
A break in the continuity of body structures caused by violence, trauma, or surgery to tissues. In treating the non-surgically created wound, tetanus prophylaxis must be considered. If not previously immunized, the patient should be given tetanus immune globulin.
Injuries to the skin or the tissues beneath it can result from accidents, violent acts, or surgical procedures. If the skin or mucous membrane is ruptured, such injuries are categorized as “open” wounds. Conversely, if the skin or mucous membrane remains unbroken, as in the case of bruises, the injuries are described as “closed” wounds.
Wounds can be classified into several types, including incised wounds, abrasions (also known as grazes), lacerations, penetrating wounds, and contusions.