Acute wounds

  • An acute wound occurs on a site with normal trophicity at a specific time from a known mechanism (burn, cut, etc.). Its depth is variable depending on the type of trauma and it automatically leads to a loss of cutaneous substance .
  • An acute wound can become chronic (longstanding) : These are acute wounds that occur in a site with reduced trophicity or in a person with underlying risks of delayed healing (diabetes, malnutrition, immobility etc.).
  • Acute wounds are classified into several categories: 

     

Clean wound with no loss of substance (read more...)
Extensive superficial wounds or skin abrasions (read more...)
Full thickness wound with loss of tissue (read more...)

 

There are different types of acute wounds