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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can not: You can not treart foot laceration your self, go to the doctor or er or urgent care.
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Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Depends.: It all depends on the extent of the laceration. Longer, deeper or ragged lacerations will probably need medical treatment. Smaller ones might be handl ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Foot lacerations: Small superficial open lacerations can generally be taken care of by Steri-Strips butterflies or something similar. Larger lacerations that show fat ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
A laceration: Is an injury that involves a tear. Major lacerations need to be sutured, minor ones heal on their own (suture-self for lunch today). If a bone under t ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: A laceration is simply a cut, usually of sufficient depth to need sutures to close it.
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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Deep cut: Deep cut caused by trauma that requires stitches.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well appr ... Read More
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several Things: Early suture repair is critical. After this, the laceration should be cleansed with soap and water twice daily and antibiotic ointment applied. Elevat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
You cant: A doctor needs to do that! foot infections can be very serious. The bones can become involved and lead to serious consequences. See your doctor or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camil Sader
23 years experience General Surgery
Low Risk: You shouldn't die from a foot laceration, especially if you get it checked by a doctor. Poor circulation, a deep contaminated cut, diabetes, a smoker, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Regular: Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect. If the wound is la ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Recheck: Sutures may have loosened or broken open- have the foot reexamined by the physician who sutured the wound.Apply a sterile pressure dressing over the w ... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
Tetanus: Usually tetanus is not caused by plant matter, but you should check with your doctor anyway to be sure you are up to date- many adults lose track of w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
25 years experience General Surgery
Cut foot: I would listen to the recommendation of the doctor or surgeon who operated on you. He treated you, he should have the final say on whether you move yo ... Read More

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