A laceration or cut refers to a skin wound. Unlike an abrasion, none of the skin is missing. A cut is typically thought of as a wound caused by a sharp object, like a shard of glass.
Lacerations tend to be caused by blunt trauma.
Although it can be obscured by blood, a cut is one of the easiest medical conditions to diagnose.
When you need stitches:
- Give you support and strength while your skin closes up
- Lower your chances of bleeding and infection
- Minimize scars