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Table 3 Red Cross classification of war wounds [38, 39]

From: Expert consensus on the evaluation and diagnosis of combat injuries of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

Wound classification Types of wounds
Soft Tissue injury (type ST) Fracture type (type F) Critical organ injury (type V) Critical organ injury in combination with fractures (type VF)
Level I Small, simple wound 1F 1V 1VF
Level II 2ST 2F 2V 2VF
Level III 3ST 3F 3V Large wound that is life-threatening or damaging limb functions
  1. Note: Levels I, II, and III indicate the severity of the injury and the estimates of the impact. Level I wounds are those with entry and exit wound diameters less than 10 cm, a cavity diameter less than 2 finger widths, no fracture, or a simple fracture. Level II wounds are those with entry and exit wound diameters less than 10 cm but a cavity diameter is greater than 2 finger widths or with complicated by fracture. Level III wounds are those with entry and exit wound diameters and a cavity diameter greater than 2 finger widths or complicated by fracture