Open injuries are described as for closed injuries, and in addition are classified by description of the mechanism of injury (sharp, crush, avulsion, pressure injection, abrasion, burn, ballistic, etc.), the type of wound (puncture, simple laceration, burst, stellate, distally based flap, amputation, etc), contamination of the wound (clean, contaminated, heavily contaminated with debris, etc.), and vascularity of the wound area (viable, devascularized, indeterminate viability).

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