WHAT ARE LACERATIONS?
A laceration is a deep skin wound or jagged cut that can cause excessive bleeding and significant pain. Deeper and more severe than a minor cut, lacerations typically result from blunt force trauma by a sharp object, such as glass or a knife. If the injury goes deep enough, it can damage the muscles, tendons, blood vessels, bones, nerves, or ligaments. Lacerations should be promptly treated in order to stop the bleeding and prevent infection. At Lawrence Family Practice Center, our expert medical team offers timely care for lacerations and other traumatic injuries at our office in Lawrence, KS. Get in touch with our team right away to schedule an urgent care appointment for yourself or a family member.
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"I've always had wonderful experiences with the nurses and providers, they always make me feel safe and welcome. The front desk staff has been dismissive, and has forced some fairly embarrassing interactions - like having me state my health concerns in front of other patients, being unwilling to work with me to explain payment information when I was contacting my insurance, etc. I was late once, and instead of telling me yes or no as to whether the provider would still see me they made it seem like it was a huge deal and seemed very exasperated and borderline rude. I'd rather get a no than be treated like that to be honest. I get that COVID is hard and everyone is stressed but I shouldn't be leaving the front desk getting choked up from stress and embarrassment in most of my visits. I guess I didn't really think it was a big deal and sort of a universal experience until I started working at a hospital and have seen very positive and nonjudgemental interactions between patients and staff there, even when the news wasn't great. The good news is that you can do most of your check-in virtually. Again, the providers have been nothing but kind so it's not enough to make me look for healthcare elsewhere, but I am disappointed."- J.M. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
How Are Lacerations Treated?
While some minor lacerations can be treated at home using a home first-aid kit, more severe tears in the skin may need professional medical attention. If you have bleeding that does not stop after 10 – 15 minutes or you notice exposed bone, muscle, or tendon, you should visit the doctor. At Lawrence Family Practice Center, one of our physicians can assess your wound and determine the best course of action. We will take steps to stop the bleeding and thoroughly clean the wound using hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. Some wounds will require minor surgery with stitches or staples to help the skin heal properly. The wound will be bandaged, and home care instructions will be provided.
When accidents happen, you can rely on Lawrence Family Practice Center to provide timely, expert care for lacerations, cuts, and wounds. Our expert physicians can treat injuries in adults and children of all ages. To schedule an urgent care appointment, please call our office in Lawrence, KS.