Laceration Repair

What is a Laceration Repair?

Cleaning, preparing, and closing a wound is referred to as laceration repair. A rip or cut in the skin, tissue, or muscle is referred to as a wound. They come in a variety of lengths, widths, and depths.

Causes & Treatment

What is Procedure's Justifications?

Wounds that are small, shallow, and clean may not require medical attention. Antibiotic ointment and a bandage may be all they require.
A wound may need to be treated by a doctor if it:
Muscle, fat, tendon, or bone are all exposed.
Is the wound clogged with dirt and debris?
It feels as if there is something in the wound.
After 10 to 15 minutes of direct pressure, the wound bleeds.
The edges are rough or uneven.
Is deeper than 1/8 to 1/4 inch Is in a high-stress area (joints, hands, feet, chest)

What is a Call your doc if?

If you are not improving or if you have any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor.

A wound that keeps reopening
Redness, swelling, excessive bleeding, or wound discharge
Fever or chills are signs of infection.
Muscle spasms or stiffness in the jaw, neck, belly button, or near the wound
Symptoms that are new or unexpected

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