What are lacerations?

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
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