closed fist injury


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An injury consisting of the tearing of the skin on knuckles, which traumatically impact on the teeth of an opponent, often in the context of non-gloved fisticuffs. Closed fist injuries are often associated with infections requiring systemic antibiotics, since the open wound is a portal for bacterial infection

closed fist injury

Sports medicine The tearing of the skin on knuckles, which traumatically impact on the teeth of an opponent, often in the context of non-gloved fisticuffs; CFIs are commonly associated with infections requiring systemic antibiotics.