Types of Wounds

Truheal Wound Program was always dedicated to dealing with all kinds of injuries, helping them heal; however, you would be surprised to know just how many kinds of wounds there are; and yes, at Truheal, we treat them all. Is the topic gruesome? Of course not - as they say, knowledge is power, and having even the most rudimentary knowledge in a medical field never hurt anyone. So let us check out what kinds of wounds human beings can have; and let us hope you never end with any one of them!

The Wound Types

Clean wounds have been properly cleaned by trained professionals, thus removing any foreign organisms that might be present. These wounds are expected to heal on their own without any further treatment.

Contaminated wound does contain foreign organisms and microorganisms – however, the wound is still not in a bad shape and can be cleaned easily through different agents and solutions.

Infected wound is where things get nasty. There are a lot of pathogens here; the wound will probably ooze pus, turn yellow or red or itch; there is usually some symptom to indicate infection.

Colonized wound has so many foreign organisms that it makes it very difficult to heal; bedsores are primary examples of such wounds.

Incisions are long thin wounds, regardless of their depth, that are usually caused by blades (such as knives and blades) applied with sufficient force to cut the skin but without enough power to make a laceration.

Lacerations are worse than incisions; they are tear-like wounds. They can get extremely wide and bleed profusely if not treated quickly.

Abrasions are also called grazes; these wounds occur when someone falls and slides against a rough surface, causing the surface layer of the skin, called epidermis, to be scraped off.

Avulsions occur when a certain body part (for example, eyelids, ears etc.) get detached from its normal point of entry without actually getting cut off (called maiming).

Puncture wounds are just that; wounds caused by thin, sharp objects. Unlike with lacerations, all the pressure is focused in one specific point. Depth can make puncture wounds serious or non-threatening.

Through-and-through wounds occur most often with bullets, though they can occur with other objects as well; they are a result of an object (bullet) entering in one side of the body and existing on the other.

Hematomas are a type of a closed wound; they are an abnormal collection of blood outside of a blood vessel.


We hope that this list didn't make you quesy; if so, relax with a good cup of coffee, go and visit http://www.australia-casino.org/europa-casino-review or a take a stroll in the park. We also hope you never suffer any of the above mentioned wounds; however, wounds are just one of the proofs of what an amazing thing our body is. It can survive so much, and it can heal so much - and as they say, "what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger." However, it is always better to be safe than sorry; always take appropriate precautions, wear protecitve equipment and evade dangerous situations. That is the only way to go.


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