Definitions for "LACERATIONS"
Torn and ragged wounds. During delivery of a baby, sometimes an episiotomy can prevent tearing of the mother's perineum.
A wound with a jagged edge. For a new mother, a laceration means a tear in the vagina. Third- and fourth-degree lacerations are the most severe types of tears and can result in rectal, vaginal, and urinary problems.
Tears in the skin and underlying muscle.