- Yes, we do repair your cuts and lacerations. The goals of laceration repair are to stop bleeding, avoid infection, restore function to the involved tissues, and minimize scarring as less as possible.
- The doctor will first ask you the details of the injury. When, how, what etc.
- If you are not up to date on tetanus vaccination, we should give you tetanus prophylaxis.
- Taking your consent to do the laceration repair procedure.
- We will irrigate your wound with saline or tap water. Foreign body material will be removed from the wound.
- The doctor will administer a local anesthetic around the wound. If you have any allergies to chemicals or medications, please let the doctor know.
- The doctor will close the wound using suturing or steri-strips or tissue adhesives.
- After suturing, you will be advised on how to take care of the wound until suture removal.
- When to return to clinic for Suture Removal:
Face…….Come after 5 days
Scalp…….Come after 7 days
Arms, Trunk, Legs, Hands……..Come after 10-14 days
Palms or soles…….Come after 14 to 21 days.