Fancy words for wounds

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OK – if you want to know the lingo – then here it is, fancy words for wounds:

Incised Wound

This is caused by something sharp (like a knife) usually as it is a clean gut. You can get a lot of bleeding from these wounds as sharp objects can easily cut through blood vessels.

A paper cut (OUCH!) is an incised wound.

It’s easy to remember if you recall from watching those episodes of Mash, ER, Casualty, Holby City and Scrubs that surgeons make incisions with their scalpel.

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