A to Z: Open Wound, Knee/Leg/Ankleenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about knee, leg, and ankle wounds and how they're treated.leg wound in baby, leg wound in babies, leg wound in toddlers, leg wound in preschoolers, leg wound in gradeschoolers, leg wound in teens, leg wound in kids, wounds, cuts, stitches, leg injury, leg injuries, legs, leg wounds, legs, wound on leg, cut leg, safety, accidents, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, kids with leg wounds, kids and leg wounds, when to get stitches, falls, wounded, knee wound in baby, knee wound in babies, knee wound in toddlers, knee wound in preschoolers, knee wound in gradeschoolers, knee wound in teens, knee wound in kids, wounds, cuts, stitches, knee injury, knee injuries, knees, knee wounds, knees, wound on knee, cut knee, cut knees, ankle wound in baby, ankle wound in babies, ankle wound in toddlers, ankle wound in preschoolers, ankle wound in gradeschoolers, ankle wound in teens, ankle wound in kids, wounds, cuts, stitches, ankle injury, ankle injuries, ankles, ankle wounds, ankles, wound on ankle, cut ankle, cut ankles07/23/201204/10/201909/02/2019d977debd-d1bf-4ea2-b010-cb2472e5f43fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-leg-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the knee, leg, or ankle means a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in the skin there. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the skin. Or it can&nbsp;be more serious, affecting deeper tissues, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Treat minor wounds at home with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">first aid</a>. Seek immediate medical attention if a wound won't stop bleeding, is more than an inch long, or appears to be deep or gaping. Doctors may try to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">close the wound</a> with stitches, tape, or an adhesive glue.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound means a cut that germs have gotten into.) After a child receives medical attention for a wound of the knee, leg, or ankle, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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StitchesMost kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/stitches.html/a5bc0381-8320-4e6f-b4ad-8dfbe9777daa
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2
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