Scrapes (Abrasions)

Scrapes (Abrasions)

Scrapes (Abrasions)

Picture of a scrape on the knee

Scrapes (abrasions) are skin wounds that rub or tear off skin. Most scrapes are shallow and do not extend far into the skin, but some may remove several layers of skin. Usually there is little bleeding from a scrape, but it may ooze pinkish fluid.

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