A more severe form of open wound, avulsions involve tearing away of skin and the underlying tissue. The tear may be partial or complete.
Heavy, profuse bleeding is observed and immediate medical attention is required.
Common causes of avulsion include serious accidents, bullet injuries, explosions, etc.
First of all the wound surfaces is washed well with Antiseptics like Dilute Nuvlon Antiseptic or rectified spirit etc.
Then a good antiseptic lotion is applied like 10% povidone Iodine. If injury is fresh, stitches are applied. If wound is more than 12 hours old then it is cleaned thoroughly but stitches should be avoided. If fracture is also there & there is swelling, a plaster cast should be applied after dressing the wound. This requires supervision of a qualified doctor.