Open wounds often cause heavy bleeding and grave danger of invasive infection.
Open-wound Sentence Examples
A diabetic patient with an open wound in his neck as a result of a surgically drained tooth abscess.
I freaked out completely at the sight of the open wound cos Im really squeamish at the best of times.
I might bleed too much, stain my bedclothes, get tetanus, have a poorly healing open wound or any number of nasties.
The surgical procedure for the treatment of an open wound is - (r) arrest of haemorrhage; (2) cleansing of the wound and removal of any foreign bodies; (3) careful apposition of its edges and surfaces - the edges being best brought in contact by sutures of aseptic silk or catgut, the surfaces by carefully applied pressure; (4) free drainage, if necessary, to prevent accumulation either of blood or serous effusion; (5) avoidance of sepsis; (6) perfect rest of the part.
Flood water contains bacteria that cause infections if exposed to an open wound or a skin condition such as psoriasis.