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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Laceration

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What is done for a laceration?

What is done for a laceration?

That depends: Depending on the size, area of the body, the laceration may be sutures, taped or even left alone. Let the experts make that decision. ...Read more

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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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Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Stroke from Lac: A laceration can cause a stroke if it significantly reduces the flow of blood to the brain. This can be direct (injuring the artery going to the brain, or knocking off a plaque inside the artery) or indirect (causing massive blood loss and severely low blood pressure). Low blood pressure by itself can cause a stroke. ...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 idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

I'm not a coding: Expert but I think you'd use it by type and by anatomic location code for a laceration only
not the state of healing. This is for diagnosis not the treatment used. ...Read more

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Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection.
Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

Thanks for asking!: The placement of sutures deep to the skin surface depends on the location and extent of the injury. Removing the sutures prematurely in an area that is under tension may lead to separation of the edges, even with minor trauma. It takes 3-4 weeks for healing at the skin level usually. ...Read more

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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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What is the strength of stitches for laceration wounds?

What is the strength of stitches for laceration wounds?

High Strength: The sutures (stitches) are usually stronger than the skin. The secret to a good repair is layered closure with sutures of the appropriate strength. Smaller stitches are not as strong, but are less likely to leave a mark. Be very careful to prevent further injury to the area. If the stitches pull through, delayed wound healing and a bigger scar are likely. ...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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What causes a laceration to reopen after having stitches removed?

What causes a laceration to reopen after having stitches removed?

Techniue & Infection: There can be multiple causes here. Infection can cause even well-sutured wounds to re-open. Wounds closed under tension can also fail; more so if not opposed by deep sutures of the right type or if the tension is just too much. In the latter case additional surgery may be required. ...Read more

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If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves are damaged?

If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves are damaged?

Number 7: The facial nerve, or cranial nerve vii, is the most frequently damaged cranial nerve during facial traumas involving deep lacerations. A plastic surgeon is an expert at facial injuries. ...Read more

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I cut like two days ago and the laceration will not heal and looks like it's infected. WhAt should I do?

I cut like two days ago and the laceration will not heal and looks like it's infected. WhAt should I do?

See a professional: If it looks infected you should see a doctor. Urgent care will be less expensive than an emergency department, primary care will be less expensive than urgent care. Make sure you are keeping the wound clean and covered, antibiotic ointment may help, but you may need oral antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a deep toung laceration and he don't think he needs to go in and he thinks there is nothing they will do what can I tell him?

My boyfriend has a deep toung laceration and he don't think he needs to go in and he thinks there is nothing they will do what can I tell him?

It depends: If the injury has just recently occurred and is very deep, he should get stitches. The main reason to stitch a tongue wound is to prevent food trapping, which can cause infection. If your boyfriend is stubborn and refuses to go, have him use a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, 1/2 water, 1/2 hydrogen peroxide, at least twice a day and inspect the wound for retained food. Good luck. ...Read more

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I heard that hymens sometimes have natural lacerations in it, is that correct? Nd if that's so, how do I know the difference between them and torn ones

I heard that hymens sometimes have natural lacerations in it, is that correct? Nd if that's so, how do I know the difference between them and torn ones

Torn Hymen: Yes, a hymenplasty can be performed to repair those that are torn. Usually this is due to cultural needs. The procedure can be performed as an outpatient. Since you are already menstruating, there will always be an opening in your hymen. ...Read more

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Could a 36 hour old laceration be closed?

Could a 36 hour old laceration be closed?

Not with stitches: After 36 hours ur laceration has to be closed through secondary intention. The time period for the acute stitches have passed. Now it may take longer for the wound to fill in and heal. Make sure to keep the area clean, covered with a dressing and use antibiotic cream to avoid infection. ...Read more

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Is it better to leave lacerations open or covered?

Clean and cover: The laceration should be washed out, cleaned and covered immediately to avoid the would getting infected. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell when an internal laceration occurs?

Is it possible to tell when an internal laceration occurs?

Depends on organ: Lacerations can occur to solid organs or hollow organs. Spillage of contents and/or blood and/or loss of function are the signs of an internal laceration typically occuring following some sort of injury and commonly but not always associated with pain. ...Read more

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Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Risk Factors?: Lacerations are traumatic, so unless you have had some recent trauma, it would be unlikely that you have an internal laceration. Most lacerations bleed and cause pain, but some do not. If you have risk factors for an internal laceration, then additional testing may be warranted. ...Read more

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Why does a small prick cause more pain than a huge laceration?

Why does a small prick cause more pain than a huge laceration?

It doesn't: "huge lacerations" are generally more painful than "small pricks.". ...Read more

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How to remove tiny (invisible) pieces of metal from my laceration?

How to remove tiny (invisible) pieces of metal from my laceration?

May not be possible: With a laceration (open wound), proper care involves thorough cleansing, irrigation and sometimes debridement (removal of foreign debris and any devitalized tissue) depending on the situation. It is not always possible or practical to remove all foreign material (especially if tiny and "invisible"). An x-ray may be helpful to localize metal but sometimes it is best to leave it be and follow up. ...Read more

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If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

#7 or #5 typically: A facially laceration that involves a cranial nerve typically effects the facial (cn #7), which is motor to the face, or trigeminal (cn #5), which supplies sensation to the face but also has motor branches to the chewing muscles. If there is involvement of the neck, other nerves can be injured as well. ...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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Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Yes, like any cut: Scalp lacerations look worse then they feel. Like any laceration they bleed and are painful. The scalp is very vascular (lots of blood vessels) so it tends to be very bloody. Depending on the depth of the laceration, most of these require surgical repair (done with local anesthetic- so not painful). The scalp tends to always heal beautifully. ...Read more