What is a severe laceration?

The definition of the term “laceration” might not be immediately known to everyone. It is a wound occurs when tissue, skin, or muscle is cut or town open. Lacerations – especially severe lacerations – come in all shapes and sizes. They can be shallow, long, short, wide or narrow. The majority of lacerations are the result of the skin being hit or hitting an object with enough force to cause harm. Laceration cleaning is the act of preparing, cleaning and closing the harmed area.

What is a minor laceration?

Shallow, small, not bleeding and clean are terms to desire a minor laceration. Minor lacerations, most likely, do not require medical attention, at least not immediately. Often antibiotic ointments and a bandage are all that is required; however, medical attention should be sought when evident. Most lacerations require repair.

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Cleaning a Laceration

It is crucial you clean and prepare a laceration for repair to prevent infection and reduce the appearance of scaring. Cleaning the laceration is more than just washing away the dirt, but also removing the germs that could trigger more infection. Regardless of the technique used for closing the laceration, cleaning should be done in the same manner. The main goal is cleaning and closing a laceration is to prevent scarring. The following types are common lacerations and/or their causes:

  • Incisions or incised wounds, caused by a clean, shad-edged object such as a knife, a razor or piece of glass.
  • Irregular tear-like wounds caused by some blunt trauma.
  • Lacerations and incisions may appear linear (regular) or stellate (irregular). A laceration is NOT an incision.
  • A laceration can appear in the form of a puncture wound, caused by an object puncturing the skin, such as a nail or needle.
  • A laceration can appear in the form of a penetration wound, caused by an object such as a knife entering and coming out from the skin .
  • A laceration can also appear in the form of a Gunshot wound, caused by a bullet or similar projectile driving into or through the body. There may be two wounds, one at the site of entry and one at the site of exit, generally referred to as a “through-and-through.”

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Our attorneys have a long and successful history of gaining compensation for serious injuries, including all types of lacerations. Want to speak to someone about your personal injury claim? Contact us today. It costs you nothing upfront. Our consultations are free.