Scrape Depth

A superficial scrape affects just the top layer of skin. A deep scrape goes below the top layer of skin. The wound may gape open. There may be a cut in the scrape. The flesh may look very raw and ground up, or there may be a chunk of tissue missing.

Scrape Depth

Scrape Depth

  • A superficial scrape affects just the top layer of skin.
  • A deep scrapegoes below the top layer of skin.
    • The wound may gape open.
    • There may be a cut in the scrape.
    • The flesh may look very raw and ground up, or there may be a chunk of tissue missing.

Credits

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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