The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4005853
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
25-Aug-19 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
For me, a wound involves a break in the skin and bleeding.

According to my first aid manual, wounds can be open or closed.

Open wounds include:- puncture wounds; incisions; thermal, chemical and electrical burns; bites and stings; gunshot wounds; abrasions; lacerations; skin tears.

Closed wounds include:- contusions (eg bruising); blisters; seroma; haematoma (blood blisters); crush injuries.