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A puncture wound is a forceful injury caused by a sharp,
pointed object that penetrates the skin. A puncture wound is usually narrower
and deeper than a cut or scrape.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine