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Sharp Trauma
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Multiple Incisions 

SHARP TRAUMA

 

Cuts, incisions, incised wounds

Stab wounds

Chop wounds

Therapeutic wounds

 

Incised wounds

 

Clean cut edges, usually without abrasion or contusion and there is no bridging

Are longer than they are deep

May be deeper at one end than the other, giving rise to questions of right or left handedness

 

Stab wounds

 

Depth exceeds width

May reflect the causative instrument or weapon (single or double edge)

Relatively little abrasion of the wound margins

 

Chop Wounds

 

Deep gaping wounds

May show mixture of both blunt and sharp characteristics