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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

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How is a cervical laceration treated?

How is a cervical laceration treated?

A gynecologist: I would recommend checking in with your gynecologist. I am not sure of the etiology of the laceration but someone who specializes in this area should see you. ...Read more

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Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

Worse outcome: Lacerations may leave vital structures like tendons, vessels and nerves uncovered. More superficial lacerations may simply have a worse scar if allowed to heal by secondary intention. Surgical debridement and appropriate cleansing of the wound are also potentially necessary. Wound infection can lead to increased morbidity and e en death if left untreated. ...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 much should I get off work due to tendon laceration?

How much should I get off work due to tendon laceration?

Depends: Time off work mainly depends on the type of work you do. Many people can return to work within a week or two. If your job requires significant work with the hands than you may need more time off. ...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

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What is the definition or description of: tendon laceration?

What is the definition or description of: tendon laceration?

A torn tendon: A tendon laceration is a cut or ripped tendon. This typically causes reduction in motion of the bone that the tendon is connected to. ...Read more

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How could my 2 year old have got a laceration to his tounge?

How could my 2 year old have got a laceration to his tounge?

Biting: Kids that age put everything they can into their mouths. He probobly found something with an edge. ...Read more

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Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Yes, in at least: 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time.

Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical laceration?

What is the definition or description of: cervical laceration?

A cut: Laceration = cut
cervical refers o a neck: uterine cervix, or that area betwen the head and shoulders. ...Read more

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In how long do 3rd degree lacerations heal after giving birth??

In how long do 3rd degree lacerations heal after giving birth??

Vaginal laceration: It depends upon the initial treatment by obstetrician and if there is infection.
most likely it will heal in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How would I know if I need a tetanus shot if I have a laceration?

How would I know if I need a tetanus shot if I have a laceration?

Depends: For those who completed the primary tetanus series & have had a booster within 10 years, cleaning of a simple fresh wound & proper closure would be ok. If a dirty wound, soil or rocks etc. > 5y from last booster would leave you at some risk. If the primary series was never complete or you are past the protected zone, a booster and infiltration of the wound with antitoxin might be needed. ...Read more

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After a head laceration what are signs to watch for as it is healing?

After a head laceration what are signs to watch for as it is healing?

Many: Lack of pain, lack of fever, lock of drainage, they are all signs of good healing.
You can always let somebody looks at it and tell you how it looks ...Read more

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If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

Facial or Trigeminal: You can easily have injury to the facial or trigeminal nerve with facial lacerations. Other cranial nerves can also be involved, though these are the cutaneous nerves, and more easily damaged with superficial injuries. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a lot of pain from a laceration from a car accident.

Is it normal to have a lot of pain from a laceration from a car accident.

Laceration: Early on you may have some pain/discomfort depending on the size and depth. However, a significant amount of pain may also be an indication of a problem such as infection, especially if there is increasing redness, increasing pain, or malodorous drainage. In that case, see your physician or urgent care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a level 5 laceration on my liver, what does this mean?

What to do if I have a level 5 laceration on my liver, what does this mean?

Bad things: I hope this is a joke and you do not have a level 5 laceration. Liver lacerations are Graded 1-6. A level 5 liver laceration is a injury with a very high mortality. Most people do not survive this type of injury. A Level 1 Trauma center with an amazing Trauma surgeon would be your best shot of getting out of this dicey situation ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue if I get a tetanus shot a week after I get a laceration?

Is it generally no issue if I get a tetanus shot a week after I get a laceration?

Now: The sooner the better. Ideally within ;8 hours, but if its been a week you should go get it. ...Read more

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What is best to put on a bad scrape/laceration to stop it from seeping fluid (not blood)?

What is best to put on a bad scrape/laceration to stop it from seeping fluid (not blood)?

Pretty simple: Scrapes generally heal better if they are kept moist and clean. They will always exude a little serum (the liquid part of blood)-this is normal. I recommend washing them with soap and water 2-3 times/day and then applying a thin layer of Bacitracin ointment covered by a bandaid or gauze pad taped into place. The frequent washing is probably the most important manuever. ...Read more

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How long should I keep applying Neosporin after facial laceration sutures have been removed?

How long should I keep applying Neosporin after facial laceration sutures have been removed?

Follow instructions: I would suggest you follow your MD instructions. Sometimes Neosporin used for a long time could cause irritation of the skin. Call your MD and follow their preference. Hope this helps. ...Read more