Often, we are faced with unintended cuts and scrapes where repair with stitches may or may not, be required. Our highly trained providers will perform an exam and depending on what our provider finds during your exam, he or she may determine that a laceration repair is needed. If so, the provider will thoroughly clean the wound, apply anesthesia with lidocaine, and repair the cut with stitches.
If your tetanus immunization has not been updated within the last 5 to 10 years, a tetanus booster can be administered in our clinic.
X-rays may be performed to determine the extent of the injury and verify that there are no foreign objects in the wound.
Sometimes our providers will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication to minimize chances of infection and alleviate painful symptoms. You will be advised to return for removal of your stitches in 5-10 days, free of charge.
If our provider feels that your injury is emergent, or may require emergency management, you will be referred to the local emergency room for further evaluation and treatment.