Our urgent care providers are knowledgeable at assessing and treating lacerations in Novi MI and are looking forward to taking care of you. They can also determine when you need more advanced care with a specialist or at the emergency department. We have many providers that are proficient in performing a laceration repair in Novi MI.
Laceration Repair in Novi MI
A laceration repair is used to close a gap in the soft tissue due to a cut or other injury. The method of laceration repair will depend on the location, size, and severity of the cut or wound. A laceration repair might include sutures, adhesives, staples, and steri strips to close the skin
Signs you need a laceration repair:
- Exposed deep layers of tissue (fat, muscle, or bone)
- Bleeding that does not stop after 10-15 minutes of applied pressure
- A cut or wound in a sensitive area (face, hands, joints)
Methods used for laceration repairs:
- Liquid adhesives such as glue
- Adhesives strips
Recovery from laceration repair:
The goal of laceration repair is to stop bleeding, avoid infection, and restore the function of the tissue involved. After the laceration repair is complete, your provider will go through thorough instructions on wound care and follow up. A second appointment might be required to remove stitches.
We are often asked if we can treat people over the phone for things like a laceration repair in Novi MI. While some conditions may permit a telemed visit, most ailments are better diagnosed when we can put our eyes on our patients. Most conditions are common but we can often find something on an exam that may point us in a direction to a better diagnosis.
One of the things we take pride in is that we make sure to communicate with your primary provider when we make a diagnosis or get closer to figuring out why you have your current symptoms. After your visit we will send over any results we have from tests that we perform and any paperwork that will help your primary doctor continue to care for you. We understand what it means to be patient centered!
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. If you have any questions or concerns we cannot wait to care for you! PrimeCare Urgent Care, PLLC does not provide any warranty or liability for your use of this information.