Katie S. Artz, MD, FACS
Wounds and Injuries
An injury or wound is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.
Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren’t serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.
Other common types of injuries include:
Fractures (broken bones)
Sprains and strains
—Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus
Schedule consultation to discuss Wounds with us and we can help you figure out the best course of treatment with the right doctor.
Desert Podiatric – Green Valley
1055 N La Canada, Suite 131
8:00 am–4:00 pm
Desert Podiatric – Tucson
2163 W Orange Grove Rd.
7:30 am–5:00 pm
Desert Podiatric – Oro Valley
12460 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Suite 110
7:30 am–4:30 pm
Southwestern Surgery Associates
1951 N. Wilmot Road, Building 2
8:00 am–5:00 pm
ACS – West Campus General Surgery
1712 W. Anklam Road, Suite 103
9:00 am–4:00 pm