What are bruises, cuts, wounds and lacerations?

Also known as: scrapes, skin injuries, scratches, tears

Bruises, cuts, wounds and lacerations are all types of skin injuries, some of whom are superficial and others that are deep. They can occur for a variety of reasons and range in severity. Some are minor annoyances that hardly need any care, while others can be life-threatening.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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