933 29th St, Ashland, KY 41101 (606) 325-7500

Lacerations are common injuries that are seen at Hart Family Care in Ashland, KY. The approach to the injury is often the same. The history taken by the health-care provider is very important to decide whether the benefit of repairing the wound outweighs the potential risk of complications, most often infection. The provider will want to know the circumstances of the injury.

The goals of Laceration repair with sutures is simple: to avoid wound infection, assist in hemostasis, and to provide an esthetically pleasing scar. The majority of studies now are focusing on the esthetic nature of wound healing rather than infection rates, because infection rates remain low, regardless of management. Suture materials vary in their composition and thickness, and the choice of the appropriate material depends upon the nature and location of the wound. Most frequently, the closure of choice is suture that is a single filament, meaning that it is not braided and is made of material that does not cause irritation.

Contact Hart Family Care of Ashland, KY today to set up an appointment for laceration repair with sutures. As always, walk-ins are encouraged as well!