Wound Basics

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Different Types of Wounds

Most of us are likely to sustain different types of wounds throughout life. Most common wounds are superficial, limited to the outer skin layers. Some are deeper, reaching the underlying tissues and organs. Continue Reading

Different Types of Wounds

Most of us are likely to sustain different types of wounds throughout life. Most common wounds are superficial, limited to the outer skin layers. Some are deeper, reaching the underlying tissues and organs. Continue Reading

Open Wound Basics

In general, wounds can be either be classified as closed (where the skin stays intact) or open. In open wounds, the skin is cracked open, leaving the underlying tissue exposed to the outside environment, which makes it vulnerable to infection. Continue Reading

Open Wound Basics

In general, wounds can be either be classified as closed (where the skin stays intact) or open. In open wounds, the skin is cracked open, leaving the underlying tissue exposed to the outside environment, which makes it vulnerable to infection. Continue Reading

Trauma Wound Basics

A trauma wound is a severe break or injury in the soft tissue of the skin. They may include abrasions, lacerations, crush wounds, penetration and puncture wounds and can worsen and become infected quickly if not treated appropriately. Continue Reading

Trauma Wound Basics

A trauma wound is a severe break or injury in the soft tissue of the skin. They may include abrasions, lacerations, crush wounds, penetration and puncture wounds and can worsen and become infected quickly if not treated appropriately. Continue Reading

Acute Wound Basics

Acute wounds are characterized by skin layers that have been punctured by an external force. An acute wound can progress to a chronic wound if it does not heal within the expected time frame. Continue Reading

Acute Wound Basics

Acute wounds are characterized by skin layers that have been punctured by an external force. An acute wound can progress to a chronic wound if it does not heal within the expected time frame. Continue Reading

Chronic Wound Basics

Any wound that is not healing, or one that is healing slowly, can be considered chronic. The most common symptom of chronic wounds is pain. Continue Reading

Chronic Wound Basics

Any wound that is not healing, or one that is healing slowly, can be considered chronic. The most common symptom of chronic wounds is pain. Continue Reading

Atypical Wound Basics

Atypical wounds, also known as wounds of unknown etiology, are caused by conditions that don?t typically form a wound, like inflammations, infections, malignancies, chronic illnesses or genetic disorders. Continue Reading

Atypical Wound Basics

Atypical wounds, also known as wounds of unknown etiology, are caused by conditions that don?t typically form a wound, like inflammations, infections, malignancies, chronic illnesses or genetic disorders. Continue Reading

Closed Wound Basics

In general, wounds can be either open or closed. In closed wounds, the skin is intact and the underlying tissue is not directly exposed to the outside world.They are usually caused by direct blunt trauma. Continue Reading

Closed Wound Basics

In general, wounds can be either open or closed. In closed wounds, the skin is intact and the underlying tissue is not directly exposed to the outside world.They are usually caused by direct blunt trauma. Continue Reading

Seeing a Doctor about Wounds

Most of are accustomed to dealing with small cuts and scrapes at home, treating them with some over-the-counter topical disinfectant and a band-aid. But more serious wounds may require a visit to the doctor. Continue Reading

Seeing a Doctor about Wounds

Most of are accustomed to dealing with small cuts and scrapes at home, treating them with some over-the-counter topical disinfectant and a band-aid. But more serious wounds may require a visit to the doctor. Continue Reading

Functions of the Skin

Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It covers the body entirely and is comprised of primarily two layers. The outermost or upper layer of the skin is called the epidermis (this is the part that we see, feel and touch). Continue Reading

Functions of the Skin

Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It covers the body entirely and is comprised of primarily two layers. The outermost or upper layer of the skin is called the epidermis (this is the part that we see, feel and touch). Continue Reading

Causes of Wounds

Wound causes can be internal or external in origin. Wounds of internal origin are mainly due to impaired circulation, neuropathy or medical illness. Wounds of external origin are due to an outside force or trauma. Continue Reading

Causes of Wounds

Wound causes can be internal or external in origin. Wounds of internal origin are mainly due to impaired circulation, neuropathy or medical illness. Wounds of external origin are due to an outside force or trauma. Continue Reading

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