A wound is a pathological condition caused by cell damage, destruction or separation of body tissue and often associated with a loss of substance and functional limitation. Wounds can be classified in many ways. One possible differentiation is that of acute and chronic wounds, based on duration and cause of formation.
Find out more about different appearances of acute wounds.
Find out more about different appearances of chronic wounds.
Iatrogenic wounds are created by physicians for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. This happens e.g. in the context of surgery or punctures, incisions, biopsies and laser treatments. This type of wound usually heals without complications within a few days.