A wound is a break in the continuity of skin of the body. There will be bleeding from the injured part and it also forms an opening through which germs can get into the body. The depth of a wound is often more important than its area, small deep wounds caused by knives, bullets etc. are often more dangerous.
Types of Wounds
Abrasions (Graze) - a superficial wound on which the top layers of skin are scraped off - by a sliding fall or a friction - contains embedded foreign particles.
Incised Wounds are caused by sharp instrument like knife, razor etc. The blood vessels are clean cut and so these wounds bleed very much.
Contused Wounds are caused by blows by blunt instruments or by crushing. The tissues are bruised.
Lacerated Wounds are caused by machinery, falls on rough surfaces, pieces of shells, claw of animals etc. These wounds have torn and irregular edges and they bleed less.
Punctured Wounds are caused by sharp instrument such as a knife or a dagger. They have small openings, but may be very deep.
Gun Shot Wounds: A small entry may be associated with extensive internal injuries and with a large exit wound.
Complications of wounds
Wounds cause two great dangers