First-aid for puncture wounds A puncture wound is a deep wound made by a sharp object such as a nail or a jagged piece of metal or wood. Puncture wounds may be small in diameter and not seem serious; however, they do require treatment by a physician.
Puncture Wound HOME CARE ADVICE FOR PUNCTURE WOUND & WHEN TO SEE THE DOCTOR.
Puncture Wounds Most commonly, the patient will have stepped or jumped onto a nail. There may be pain and swelling but often the patient is only asking for a tetanus shot and can be found in the emergency department with his foot soaking in a basin of iodine solution. The wound entrance usually appears as a linear or stellate tear in the cornified epithelium on the plantar surface of the foot.