A soft-tissue wound is an injury to the soft tissue. Any time the soft tissue is damaged or torn, the body is threatened. Injuries may damage the soft tissue at or near the skin’s surface or deep in the body.
Soft tissues are the layers of skin and the fat and muscle beneath the skin’s outer layer.
Severe bleeding can occur at the skin’s surface or beneath, where it is harder to detect. Germs can enter the body through the wound and cause infection.