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Puncture Wound (cont.)

Puncture Wound Prognosis

Most puncture wounds heal well on their own. Patients will be given thorough instructions emphasizing wound care and cleansing and monitoring for infection. Overall prognosis from most puncture wounds (except puncture wounds from guns, long knives or deep wounds that puncture the intestines, lungs, brain or other organs, which are not the subjects of this article) is good.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery


"Overview of puncture wounds"

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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