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Doctor insights on: Physical Characteristic Laceration

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How can I treat each specific type of wound ( punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?

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

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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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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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What is the definition or description of: laceration repair?

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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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