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How long does the laceration repair take?

How long does the laceration repair take?

Depends: Laceration repair depends upon the location, depth, risk to underlying structures and risk of infection. Function is the most important outcome aimed for, followed by cosmesis. Other than simple punctures or small lacerations ( is your tetanus up to date?) you should go to an er or a surgeon for repair and evaluation of deeper damage. ...Read more

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Laceration Repair (Definition)

Lacerations are a injury to a organ and imply trauma. Any organ can get lacerated or cut. When lacerations are fixed we say that ...Read more


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Where do I go to get a laceration repair done?

Where do I go to get a laceration repair done?

ER or urgent care: Lacerations can be repaired in an emergency room and in most urgent care centers. Certain physician offices also have the necessary tools for laceration repair. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laceration repair?

Repair of a open cut: Lacerations are a injury to a organ and imply trauma. Any organ can get lacerated or cut. When lacerations are fixed we say that they have been repaired. ...Read more

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Deep laceration of my index finger (and surgery to repair my nerve) 1.5 month ago.10 stitches. I cannot bed or straighten my finger properly since. How long will take to fully recover motion?

Deep laceration of my index finger (and surgery to repair my nerve) 1.5 month ago.10 stitches. I cannot bed or straighten my finger properly since. How long will take to fully recover motion?

Finger surgery recov: This depends on many factors, type of injury, other structures also injured such as tendons or ligaments, age of patient, presence of arthritis, legth of splining , type and frequency of physical therapy etc. This is best answered by your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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It's been two months and I don't know if my laceration is fully healed how long will it take?

It's been two months and I don't know if my laceration is fully healed how long will it take?

Not two months: no laceration should take 2months to heal. Can you explain what happened next time. In any case, get a physician to take a look at it. If the wound has some complications or if you are deficient of some necessary components in your body,wound healing may be delayed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a liver laceration to heal?

How long does it take for a liver laceration to heal?

Liver heals good: Liver has tremendous resilience I have seen improvement in 6 weeks but I am certain about statistical data. ...Read more

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What does a ninety percent damaged liver laceration mean and how long does it take to heal?

What does a ninety percent damaged liver laceration mean and how long does it take to heal?

Liver lacerations: A liver laceration is caused by blunt force trauma; a transfer of energy. Car crashes, falls, beatings, boxing and sports injuries are most common causes. Some of these lacerations are observed and some require surgical intervention. The 90% may refer to some aspect of the liver function or the laceration. Ok to ask your health team. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a laceration of the eyeball?

How long does it take to heal a laceration of the eyeball?

Three days: Typically three days are required to heal the eye but if it is deep it may take longer. See an opthamologist for exam. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does it take a lip laceration to heal?

Please explain how long does it take a lip laceration to heal?

Difficult to say: I have no idea of the size/depth/mechanism of the injury or how it was treated. If you have a small lac that was closed you should be able to get back to your life short of kickboxing. If the wound wasn't closed and you are waiting for secondary healing, it would take weeks to months. Scars take a minimum of 1 year to be in there final state (use sunscreen). If you smoke all will take longer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond(glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?

Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond(glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?

4 days: Head wounds heal fast. Usually after a few days the dermabond will begin to peel off. Don't help it. Let it come off by itself. ...Read more

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How long does a 2nd degree liver laceration take to heal? I stayed in the hospital for 2 days for monitoring, no surgery needed. The physician said there was minimal bleeding. I am wondering how long I should wait to drink alcohol.

How long does a 2nd degree liver laceration take to heal? I stayed in the hospital for 2 days for monitoring, no surgery needed. The physician said there was minimal bleeding.  I am wondering how long I should wait to drink alcohol.

One month: There is no definite info regarding mild drinking and liver laceration healing. I just makes sense not to challenge the liver while it is healing. On the other hand, was your laceration related to your drinking? If so, you need to get it under control before something worse happens. ...Read more

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How long are the stitches for the laceration wounds?

How long are the stitches for the laceration wounds?

About 18 cm: The choice of suture material for your laceration is quite large. Usually the doctors choose sutures that are dissolveable/absorbable, so they do not require a second procedure for removal. The sutures are about 18 cm long to accommodate handling by your doctor. More important than the suture is the cleaning, protection and care of your laceration. ...Read more

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I've got an inch long laceration in my elbow and am curious if I need stitches or not. ?

I've got an inch long laceration in my elbow and am curious if I need stitches or not. ?

Depends: how deep , did it involve the joint , if treatment is not adequate will lead to serious complication. Go to E R and the doctor evaluate the injury. ...Read more

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Can severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired?

Can severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired?

Sometimes: Possibility of repair depends on security of the injury. Some lacerations are easily repaired while others result in loss of the eye. You should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired & blindness be circumvented?

Could severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired & blindness be circumvented?

Depends: If the laceration just cuts the eye with no disturbance of the internal components, then vision might be fully restored. The damage to the internal parts will determine the likelihood of recovery after repair. This should be discussed with your ophthalmic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long can you wait to stitch a chin laceration?

How long can you wait to stitch a chin laceration?

I depends: If the injury is clean that is to say it happens in a clean environment and is wash and cover with a band aid i would consider closing the injury the next day. If it is a animal bite or an injury outdoors then it should be attended to asap. ...Read more

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How long can a bang to the head hurt without laceration?

How long can a bang to the head hurt without laceration?

Depends on injury: When you have a blunt trauma to the scalp it can be painful for a few days to a week getting better each day. There might be swelling, or a hematoma (bleeding under the skin) which can further prolong the pain. Obviously minor trauma will heal faster than major. Ice can help reduce the swelling, a hematoma is usually self limited and will resolve over time. If concerned go have it checked. ...Read more