Traumatic wound is an injury in which skin is torn, abrasions, lacerations, skin tears, bites, burns,cut or punctured (an open wound), it specifically refers to a sharp injury which damages the dermis of the skin.Lacerations are a specific type of trauma wound that are generally more minor in nature and require cleansing and dressing for a shorter period of healing.
In general the likelihood of pathological infection occurring in all types of wound.Surgical wounds are no exception . These infections can be prevented by appropriate cleanliness, surgical discipline and skill, wound care therapy, and antibiotic prophylaxis. Infections usually lead to more extensive wound care time,the use of more expensive products and drugs, significantly increased therapist time, and increased morbidity and rehabilitation time. A large number of wounds will also be sutured to accelerate closure, and a proportion of these will undergo dehiscence and require aftercare for healing to
A chronic wound is defined as a wound that has not shown significant healing in four weeks, or has not completely healed in eight weeks. Approximately it has between three to five million Americans every year have wounds that won’t heal. Sadly , this affects their mobility, independence, ability to work, and eventually permanently changes their quality of life.
can result from traumatic injury, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, vein abnormalities, complications occurs after the surgery, and many other conditions that compromise circulation.