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An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

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  1. Wounds and Injuries (National Library of Medicine)  
    An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of ...
  2. ... and Poisoning > Head Injuries 4 Cerebral Contusions and Lacerations Cerebral contusions are bruises of the brain, usually ... a direct, strong blow to the head. Cerebral lacerations are tears in brain tissue, caused by a ...
  3. Corneal Laceration Video (American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    ... Eye Health News Consumer Alerts What Is Corneal Laceration? Tweet A corneal laceration is cut on the cornea, the clear front ... force, like a metallic hand tool. A corneal laceration is deeper than a corneal abrasion , cutting partially ...
  4. FreeMD FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our ...
  5. ClinicalTrials.gov: Lacerations From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  6. Mouth Laceration (DSHI Systems)  
    FreeMD FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our ...
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Wounds and Injuries From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  8. A laceration is a cut that goes all the way through the skin. The cut can be small and ... Staples are special medical tools to keep deep lacerations closed. The staples are made of special metal ...
  9. A laceration is a wound that is produced by the tearing of soft body tissue. This type of wound is often irregular and jagged. A laceration wound is often contaminated with bacteria and debris ...
  10. A laceration is a cut that goes all the way through the skin. The cut can be small and ...
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