A puncture wound is a break in the skin from a pointed, slender object, such as a nail or knife. The object penetrates the skin and may be deep enough to involve fat, muscle and bone. It’s different from a cut that slices or tears the skin open, like a gash.
Puncture wounds don’t always look serious, but they can create serious complications such as infection of the skin, bone or blood. Seek immediate wound care at Goshen Hospital Emergency Department for this injury. By cleaning and examining the affected area, we can help prevent a puncture wound infection.
Call 911 or come to our emergency room on High Park Avenue to find expert treatment for a puncture wound in Goshen, IN.