Laceration Emergency Treatment Services in Lewisville
Professional Care for Serious Cuts & Wounds in Little Elm, Highland Village, Denton, Collin & Tarrant Counties
While lacerations are categorized as “minor” injuries, they can actually be quite serious. If you or someone you love has suffered lacerations after being involved in an accident or traumatic event, it’s important that you seek proper medical attention and care.
At ER of Texas, we provide comprehensive laceration treatment in Lewisville, Little Elm, Highland Village, and throughout the surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends, and when you contact us, you are always seen by an experienced, board-certified physician. We make it our mission to provide each and every one of our patients with a comfortable experience and the highest quality care.
What Is a Laceration?
A laceration is any cut that goes through the skin. While minor lacerations can be effectively cared for at home, deep lacerations will require professional medical attention. A laceration is considered “deep” when it not only goes through the skin but also through the layer of underlying fat or muscle. Very serious lacerations can lead to excessive bleeding and other complications. It is critical that you receive prompt medical attention from a qualified healthcare professional for any deep, serious cut or wound.
When Are Stiches Necessary?
Deep lacerations are commonly treated with stitches—a length of nylon or silk thread that is used to hold the wound closed while it heals. Stitches are critical when the risk of excessive bleeding and infection is significant. Stitches can also help prevent or reduce the overall appearance of scarring resulting from lacerations.
Some signs that you or a loved one may need stitches include:
- The cut appears deep, regardless of length/width
- The wound is more than half an inch in length
- You are unable to keep the edges of the wound together with applied pressure
- The laceration has ragged/uneven edges
- There is debris (glass, dirt, gravel, etc.) in the wound
- The cut bleeds continuously, even with 5 to 10 minutes of direct pressure
- Blood soaks through the bandage
- The wound “spurts” blood (blood projects from the injury site)
These and other signs can indicate that you or your loved one needs stitches or, at the very least, should see a medical professional for laceration treatment.
When to Seek Medical Attention
Whether you or your child suffered a serious cut, it can be difficult to determine when you should go to the emergency room for treatment when a wound is somewhere between very minor and obviously severe.
Consider the following factors when determining whether to seek medical attention:
- Does the cut seem fairly serious?
- Are you unable to control the bleeding?
- Is the wound dirty or is there debris inside the wound?
- Does the cut need stitches (see above)?
- Did you cut yourself on an old, dirty, or rusty item?
- Was the wound the result of a nail or another item capable of going deep into the skin?
- Did the lacerations result from a dog bite or animal attack?
- Is the victim a child?
- Are the lacerations on the face?
When in doubt, it is always best to obtain medical attention for an injury.
Call Us for Faster, Better ER Service
Whether you accidentally cut yourself while preparing dinner or your child suffered serious lacerations due to a sports-related accident, we are prepared to provide you with fast, professional laceration treatment and care in Lewisville and the nearby areas. Our team is always available to assist you, and we take great pride in creating a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment for our patients.
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