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Abrasion

A partial thickness wound caused by the scraping away or rubbing of the skin

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Arterial ulcer

An open wound on the lower legs or feet caused by poor arterial blood flow

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Chronic Wound

A wound that does not heal easily

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Circulatory ulcer

Anna open sore on the lower legs or feet caused by decreased blood flow through the arteries or veins vascular ulcer

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Clean contaminated wound

Occurs from the surgical entry of the reproductive urinary respiratory or gastrointestinal system

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Clean wound

A wound that is not infected

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Closed wound

Tissues are injured but the skin is not broken

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Contaminated wound

A wound with a high risk of infection

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Contusion

A close wound caused by a blow to the body a bruise

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Dehiscence

The separation of wound layers

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Diabetic foot ulcer

An open wound on the foot caused by complications from diabetes

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Dirty wound

See infected wound

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Edema

Swelling caused by fluid collecting and tissues

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Evissceration

The separation of the wound along with the protrusion of an abdominal organ

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Excoriation

Loss of the epidermis caused by scratching or when the skin rubs against skin clothing or other material

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Full thickness wound

The dermis epidermis and subcutaneous tissue or penetrated muscle and bone may be involved

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Gangrene

A condition in which there is death of tissue