Abrasions A superficial wound to the skin, where only the epidermis is damaged, there is little to no bleeding and this is easily controlled.
Avulsion The most serious type of cut and scrape wound, in these cases a portion of the skin and soft tissue is partially or completely torn away, these wounds cause significant bleeding. The more severe avulsions could result in amputation of a body part such as a finger.
Lacerations Skin cuts usually caused by sharp objects, these require good wound care to prevent infection.controlled.
Punctures These wounds are narrower and deeper than abrasions and lacerations and are caused by sharp pointed objects.