When there's a wound, the blood vessels are damaged. To stop the loss of blood, the clotting cascade starts off and forms a clot. This clot is a thrombus, right? Seems like perfect physiology. Where does the clot occur? As in, if we consider the vessel to be a pipe, the clot is formed at one end to block the flow or is attached to the wall of the vessel on one side?
This doubt arises because thrombosis (considered pathological) is defined as a clot within a blood vessel. Is the same not happening when there is an injury? If we consider the clot formed at one side of the vessel wall, doesn't it become thrombosis? Even if the clot is like a plug, it has to be attached to the wall, right?
In short, what is the difference between a clot due to a wound and one thrombosis (due to the Virchow's triad)? Where are the clots attached in either cases?