In medicine, a wound is a type of physical trauma wherein the skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound).
In pathology, it specifically refers to a sharp injury which damages the dermis of the skin.
The priority with major wounds is to prevent further blood loss.
The normal procedure is to treat the casualty to control the bleeding and prevent shock, and to call for help as soon as possible.
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Editor's Note: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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