Minor Laceration Repair in Orlando, FL

Laceration Repair Orlando FL

A laceration is a cut or tear in the skin, which can result from contact with a sharp object, such as a knife or a shard of glass, or blunt force trauma. In addition to bleeding, pain, and a break in the skin, a wound may involve damage to underlying tissues. Without a proper repair, a laceration may also lead to infection and excessive scarring.

A laceration that causes uncontrollable bleeding warrants a trip to the nearest hospital ER for emergency laceration repair. Otherwise, a relatively minor laceration may be safely and effectively treated at home or by a doctor.

What Does Laceration Repair Involve?

To help prevent infection and promote proper healing, laceration care should entail:

  • Administering direct pressure – To control any bleeding, immediately press on the cut with a clean cloth and maintain firm and steady pressure for at least 10 minutes.
  • Cleaning the wound – To remove any dirt or other debris from the cut, gently wash it with mild soap and cool running water. Do not scrub the skin or apply rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as those actions can inhibit healing.
  • Applying antibiotic ointment – Lightly pat on antibiotic ointment and then cover the wound with a sterile gauze bandage to help keep it clean and dry.
  • Using cold therapy – Wrap an ice pack in a towel and gently hold it against the wound to reduce swelling and bruising. It can also be helpful to rest with the injured area of the body elevated on pillows at or above heart level.

When assessing and treating a laceration at home, it’s important to watch for signs that professional medical attention may be needed. See a doctor right away if the wound:

  • Bleeds for more than 10 minutes
  • Has separated or jagged edges
  • Is deeper than 1/8”
  • Contains debris that can be seen or felt
  • Exposes underlying muscle or bone

If you’re a member of Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, you can receive professional laceration repair services from your primary care doctor, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro. Dr. Muzzi can evaluate the severity of your injury, clean your wound, and determine whether you need a tetanus booster, sutures, or any other type of treatment. You can rely on Dr. Muzzi for all of your primary health care needs.

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“My husband and I were in search of a new physician when my neighbor mentioned that we should meet Dr Toni Muzzinigro who was a “Direct Primary Care” physician. We were not familiar with the term and were very intrigued. We made an initial appointment with her and learned so many things that we didn’t think existed anymore. Her main focus is on the patient and not the insurance companies! When she doesn’t have to worry about the bureaucracy and red tape of insurance companies, she has so much more time to listen to the patient and come up with a truly great level of care. The patient comes first and foremost. Our initial appointment was so thorough. She wanted to know every aspect of our past records. I felt like she really cared about us and her main goal was to keep us as healthy as possible. During our annual appointments, Dr. Muzzi schedules enough time to go over every concern you may have. Her explanations of test results are very thorough, and she is very knowledgeable of up to date medical breakthroughs. There have been some times during the year that we needed a doctor’s advice quickly. She is available to us basically 24/7. You can get in touch with her via phone, text, or video conferencing. Many things can be handled in a quick and timely manner. However, if there is a need to see her personally, getting in to see her doesn’t take weeks. Usually, you can make an appointment the very next day. How comforting is it to know that your doctor is always available to you and truly cares about your wellbeing! That is worth its weight in gold! Her staff are an added bonus! They run the office efficiently and take care of any other needs we may have. Another great advantage is that Dr. Muzzi has a network of specialists, labs, and resources available to us and at a discounted rate and free generic prescriptions. Personally, we like the fact that someone can help us navigate the medical system and direct us in the right direction. I simply can’t say enough. Dr. Muzzi has become our doctor as well as a good friend. She will always have our best interest at heart and her main goal is to provide the highest level of care. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Muzzi and Optimum Direct Care.”

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