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Would A Arm Laceration Qualify Me From Military
Not sure of the ?: If you are asking if an arm laceration would disqualify you from the military than i would say it all depends on the kind of laceration, if underlying tissue is damaged. Evan then if the tissue is repaired it may not be enough to disqualify someone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I accidentally cut a deep laceration on my arm and its bleeding a bit I can see tissue that is inside what to do?
Do i need to get my arm x-rayed? I was in a car wreck two months ago and i had a rather deep laceration on my arm. It was cut to the tendons and bone, but nothing is broken. The cut is now healed and its a scar that looks like a red abrasion. My arm is st
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
Laceration: Yes, you most likely need stitches. Please have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. Stitches are straightforward. ...Read more
I've had a severe laceration to my left forearm, and i want to reduce the scarring. What can I use?
What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.
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
#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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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