Definition - What does Laceration mean?
A laceration is a kind of tear-like wound or cut within the skin or flesh that is open and may be deep, caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue. It is an injury in the form of a cut owing to separation of connective tissues.
Safeopedia explains Laceration
Lacerations may appear linear or stellate. Treatment of fresh lacerations (within 6 hours) involves examining, cleaning by clean water, spirit or saline solutions, stopping the bleeding, closing the wound with a sterile bandage, medication, health care support and follow up. Infection rates may be reduced by a good cleaning of the wound.
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