Encyclopedia Home / C / Cuts and puncture wounds

Cuts and puncture wounds

  • Alternative Names

    Wound - cut or puncture; Open wound; Laceration; Puncture wound

    • Bleeding
    • Problems with function or feeling below the wound site
    • Pain

    Infection may occur with some cuts and puncture wounds. The following types are more likely to become infected:

    • Bites
    • Punctures
    • Crushing injuries
    • Dirty wounds
    • Wounds on the feet
    • Wounds that are not promptly treated