Minor Injuries, Lacerations

What is laceration?

The word laceration means an injury or wound to the skin and the underlying soft tissues. It is a torn or jagged injury. Lacerations are caused due to Sharp objects when you are cut or hit and can occur anywhere on the body.


• Blow with a heavy blunt object
• Road and machinery accident
• Ice picks
• Crash injuries
• Blast injuries


• Deep cut on the skin that shows tissues like fat, muscle, bone or tendon
• The wound may look like a tear, a cut or a gash.
• The wounds may be swollen, bruised and may bleed
• Lacerations on the head and certain other body parts may bleed excessively
• There may be numbness around the wound
• A decrease in movement may be noticed


• Stopping the bleeding
• Cleaning up the wound
• Closure of the wound using medical strips, tissue glue, stitches and staples as the need be to avoid infection
• A tetanus shot may be required


• Be careful when working with machines
• wear shoes when outside
• Wear seat belts while driving
• Avoid getting into fights and strife

What you can expect when you visit our clinics

1. Stop by our front desk to visit a certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. No appointment is required.
2. Your medical practitioner will examine your medical background, go over your medical issues, perform an examination and supply you with an individualized plan for treatment. This might consist of non-prescription items or a medical prescription.
3. Towards the end of your visit to our clinic, your medical attendant will give you an overview, an invoice and some instructional material may be given.
4. The overview of your clinic visit can be forwarded to your primary health care provider with your authorization.