What is a stab incision?
medical Definition of stab wound. : a small surgical incision (as for drainage) made by a thrust with a sharp instrument — called also stab incision.
Open wounds can be classified according to the object that caused the wound: Incisions or incised wounds – caused by a clean, sharp-edged object such as a knife, razor, or glass splinter. Lacerations – irregular tear-like wounds caused by some blunt trauma.
- wound. (wōōnd) n. Injury to a part or tissue of the body, especially one caused by physical trauma and characterized by tearing, cutting, piercing, or breaking of the tissue. An incision.
- It is also called a laceration. A cut may be deep, smooth, or jagged. It may be near the surface of the skin, or deeper. A deep cut can affect tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bone. A puncture is a wound made by a pointed object such as a nail, knife, or sharp tooth.
- Wounds may be classified by several methods; their aetiology, location, type of injury or presenting symptoms, wound depth and tissue loss or clinical appearance of the wound. General wounds are classified as being1: Superficial (loss of epidermis only) Partial thickness (involve the epidermis and dermis)
Updated: 2nd October 2019