Puncture Wound

Puncture Wound

Puncture Wound

Picture of a puncture wound

A puncture wound is a forceful injury caused by a sharp, pointed object that penetrates the skin. A puncture wound is usually narrower and deeper than a cut or scrape.

Current as of: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine