What is lacerations and contusions?

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asked Mar 31, 2022 in Other- Health by Markbob (5,690 points)
What is lacerations and contusions?

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answered Mar 31, 2022 by Coffeemomma (16,800 points)
Lacerations are when you have a cut on your skin while contusions are a type of bruise.

A contusion, or bruise, is caused by a direct blow to the body that can cause damage to the surface of the skin and to deeper tissues as well depending on the severity of the blow.

A laceration or cut refers to a skin wound. Unlike an abrasion, none of the skin is missing.

A cut is typically thought of as a wound caused by a sharp object, like a shard of glass.

Lacerations tend to be caused by blunt trauma.

A lacerated wound is basically a cut of the skin that does not remove the skin.

Lacerations are wounds are wounds that are 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.

Lacerations are cuts, slices, or tears in the skin.

Lacerations are often caused by sharp objects like knives or broken glass.

Bleeding may occur quickly in the cases of deep lacerations, so it is important to stop the bleeding by covering the wound and applying pressure.

Lacerations may be caused by injury with a sharp object or by impact injury from a blunt object or force.

They may occur anywhere on the body. In most cases, tissue injury is minimal, and infections are uncommon.

Generally lacerations have irregular or macerated edges – residual skin bridging (particularly at the ends) – and may have other features of blunt impact injury associated, for example, swelling, reddening, and bruising.

To treat a lacerated wound you should antibiotic ointment, and then cover the wound area with a sterile gauze bandage and first-aid tape.

Clean the wound area daily with soap and water and apply a fresh sterile bandage.

For a minor laceration, remove the bandage after a couple of days to promote healing.

The five types of wounds are abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, and puncture.

An abrasion is a wound caused by friction when a body scrapes across a rough surface.

A laceration is a wound that occurs when skin, tissue, and/or muscle is torn or cut open.

Lacerations may be deep or shallow, long or short, and wide or narrow.

Most lacerations are the result of the skin hitting an object, or an object hitting the skin with force.

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