oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Management of the minor wound : review

Volume 79, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



A wound is defined as an injury that causes a break in the integrity of the skin. The cause of a wound can vary. For the purpose of this article, a minor wound will be defined as a break in the integrity of the skin, in which the superficial layers of skin are affected.

Examples of minor wounds are abrasions, surgical incisions, lacerations and cuts (including surgical incisions), bites, and minor burns.

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