Figure 1-2. Laceration.
(4) Puncture. A puncture wound (figure 1-3) is made by a sharp object such
as a splinter, knife, nail, or some other pointed object. These wounds bleed very little
although the object may pass through nerves, bones, and organs, causing internal
damage. The wounds are usually very dirty.
Figure 1-3. Puncture.
(5) Perforating. A perforating wound is one in which there is an entrance
and/or an exit. Such a wound might be made by a bullet.
(6) Mutilating. This is the term for wounds which result in disfigurement or
loss of a body part.
(7) Contusion. This wound is caused by a blunt object. The damage is
done to underlying tissues or organs, and the wound is closed with no broken skin