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Laceration Repair in Daytona & New Smyrna

At PrimeCare Urgent Care centers of Daytona and New Smyrna, we can assist with laceration repair, which includes cleaning, preparing and closing the wound.

When to Visit Urgent Care for a Laceration

In the case of small, shallow, clean, or lacerations that are not bleeding, you may not need to visit an urgent care. However, if you have a more serious injury such as the below, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Consider urgent care when you have a laceration that:

  • Continually bleeds after direct pressure has been applied for 10-15 minutes
  • Is deeper than ⅛ or ¼ inch deep
  • Has exposed fat, muscle, tendon, or bone
  • Is still dirty, post-cleaning
  • Feels as if there is in an object in the wound
  • Is located at an area of high stress such as on the hands, feet, chest, or joints

Laceration
Repair

At PrimeCare Urgent Care, laceration repair may involve one of the following methods:

  • Dermabond - Dermabond is a medical skin glue that is used to adhere the sides of a laceration. It helps improve healing time, reduces the chances of infection, and often takes the place of stitches for many injuries.
  • Steri-Strips - Steri-Strips are adhesive skin closures and are used for minor lacerations. They are hypoallergenic, non-invasive, and there is less tissue trauma compared with sutures or staples.
  • Stitches - Stitches are used for deeper, often bleeding, wounds with jagged edges.
  • Staples - Staples are used for select lacerations, most commonly injuries to the scalp, arms, legs, butt, and torso.

Laceration Care

Depending on the degree of your laceration, different care methods may be recommended. Some laceration repair methods require the patient to return to the office for removal whereas others may not require a return visit.

Regardless of the level of laceration sustained, you should practice the following to ensure a thorough recovery:

  • Avoid strenuous activity, and particularly activities that utilize the affected area
  • Take any medications as recommended by your practitioner
  • Follow your practitioners advice on bathing or soaking your wound
  • Avoiding scratching at the wound

Most lacerations will result in some degree of scarring. The size of the scar will depend on personal factors as well as the size, location, and type of wound.

Visit PrimeCare today at one of our convenient locations.



Visit PrimeCare today at one of our convenient locations

Daytona Beach

  • 1890 LPGA Blvd Suite 130 Daytona Beach, FL 32174
  • 386-274-2212
  • 386-274-1508
  • Monday-Friday: 8AM - 8PM
    Saturday: 8AM - 6PM
    Sunday & Holiday's: 9AM - 6PM

New Smyrna Beach

  • 1327 Saxon Dr New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32169
  • 386-767-2402
  • 386-767-1566
  • Monday-Friday: 8AM - 7PM
    Saturday - Sunday: 9AM - 3PM
    Select Holidays: 9AM - 3PM