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Physical Characteristic Laceration
How can I treat each specific type of wound ( punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?
There is not way to: cover this many topics in 400 characters or less. Encourage you to google each topic. ...Read more
Can you tell me are any specific groups of people more at risk for punctures, abrasions, avulsions, incisions, lacerations, or contusions ?
Do you know if there are any specific people who are at riskes for punctures, abrasions, avulsions, incisions, lacerations, or contusions ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
#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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stitch, tape or glue: Depending on the depth of the injury, deeper structures may also need to be repaired (tendons, nerves, ducts), and if these are missed by just closing the skin, you have major issues later. This is why you need an expert (not just steri-strips at home) to evaluate the injury. Some er docs even miss things they shouldn't, so if it's deep, see an expert in the area of injury (plastic surgeon, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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