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EMERGENCIES: PUNCTURES

March 22nd, 2011

Don't take them lightly A puncture wound is a penetrating injury with a sharp-pointed object such as a nail. Seemingly minor puncture wounds sometimes can cause considerable internal damage and—because they can be hard to clean — can become easily infected. If you have not had a tetanus booster within the last five years or if you have not completed your primary series, your doctor will probably recommend a tetanus shot to prevent tetanus (or "lockjaw") Read More...