What is a Wound?
A laceration is a wound that is
produced by the tearing of soft body
tissue. This type of wound is often
irregular and jagged. A laceration
wound is often contaminated with
bacteria and debris from whatever
object caused the cut.
A puncture wound is usually caused
by a sharp pointy object such
nail, animal teeth, or a tack. This type
of wound usually does not
excessively and can appear to close up.
Puncture wounds are also
infection and should be treated
A wound is an opening in the skin. Over one
million wounds requiring medical care occur annually. In fact, approximately six
million Americans suffer from chronic wounds caused by trauma, surgery,
diabetes, arterial and venous disease, edema or pressure. Generally, wounds
heal within eight weeks; however, healing may be delayed if you have
circulation problems, diabetes, a collagen disease, history of radiation, or an
autoimmune disease. If you have a wound and it is slow to heal, it would be
beneficial to talk with your primary care doctor and consider scheduling an
appointment at one of our wound healing centers.