closed fist injury

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
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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.
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