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Common Types of Wounds

Last updated 4 years ago

The human body is more vulnerable than many people realize. Most of the time, wounds can be successfully treated with soap, antibacterial ointment, and bandages; however, there are certain wounds that should be treated at a hospital. Whatever kind of wound you incur, the doctors and nurses at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point can treat it for you.

An abrasion is a type of wound caused by scraping a body part against a hard surface, while a laceration is a type of cut. An incision occurs when a sharp object cuts through tissue and ligaments, and a puncture is a deep, penetrating wound. The term “avulsion” refers to tissue that has been forcefully separated by an animal bite or through some other means. If your wound doesn’t heal within a month, it is considered a chronic wound and should be treated right away.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point employs a number of sophisticated wound treatment methods, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. If you have any question about wounds or the type of care we provide at our Hudson hospital, call (888) 741-5119.


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