Open or closed wounds, any wound can definitely hurt. When the skin is broken and there is an exposed underlying tissue, it is an open wound. On the other hand, if the skin is intact and no tissues are directly exposed, it is called a closed wound.

Causes of closed wounds

Direct blunt trauma acquired from motor vehicle muscles or from a fall. Even if the skin is intact, there can still be damage that can reach internal organs, bones, and underlying muscles.




*Crush injuries


There can be large bruises, too much bleeding on the site, bone fractures, damage of internal organ and nerve. There are more serious complications that can happen called compartment syndrome. This involves the limbs (upper and/or lower).


The goal of treating close wounds is to control the pain while ensure to minimize inflammation and bleeding. To do that, ice packs, compression together with the elevation and immobilization of the affected area. Surgery might be required if there is compartment syndrome.

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  1. May 6, 2019

    Great stuff! I have pleased to read the entirety of the post about Closed Wounds. Closed wounds are usually caused by direct blunt trauma sustained when falling down or in motor vehicle accidents. Even with the skin intact, the damage can reach down to the underlying muscle, internal organs and bones. Thanks and keep up the nice job.

  2. May 12, 2019

    Long time back I read about this in general, wounds can be either open or closed. In open wounds, the skin is broken and the underlying tissue is exposed to the outside environment. In closed wounds, the skin is intact and the underlying tissue is not directly exposed to the outside world. In closed wounds, the main goal of treatment is to control the pain, and keep the bleeding and inflammation to a minimum. This is done by using ice packs, compression, elevation and immobilization of the affected limb or area.

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