At Miller Medicine, we offer repair services for both small and large wounds and lacerations. Once a wound has been sustained, it is vital to have it disinfected and closed as quickly as possible. We can provide the care necessary to ensure that your wound or laceration heals quickly and efficiently. Contact our office in Tavernier, FL to learn more.
What to Expect During Treatment
Our doctor will first examine the wound to determine the best way to repair it. If any excess bleeding is present at this time, it should be appropriately controlled before administering any treatment. Lacerations that are larger than three centimeters in length may require either sutures or staples to appropriately close.
Wounds that may require sutures or staples include penetrative wounds, lacerations that fully afflict the lips or earlobes, and wounds that are infected or at risk of becoming infected and crush injuries.
The exact type of sutures you will receive will also depend on the extent of your injury. Our doctor will discuss this with you when you come in for your urgent care visit.
Once your wound has been closed, your sutures or staples will need to stay in place for a set amount of time. The exact length of time will vary depending on factors such as the size and location of your wound. Facial lacerations, for example, may only need sutures for a few days, while stitches in the joints may need to remain in place for as long as two weeks. Our doctor will let you know how long you can expect to keep your sutures or staples in during your urgent care visit.
Why Repairing a Wound or Laceration Is Important
Once the skin has been opened by an injury such as a wound or laceration, it is immediately prone to infection. Excessive bleeding may also occur with a large laceration, which must be stopped as quickly as possible. Closing and repairing the wound in a professional manner is the only way to ensure the quickest healing and best cosmetic outcome.
Repair Large Wounds and Lacerations at Miller Medicine
If you have sustained a large wound that is prone to infection or bleeding excessively, we can provide you with the proper treatment at Miller Medicine in Tavernier, FL. Visit our clinic to receive immediate care for your wounds.