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SUTURE OF DEEP CUT/ LACERATION

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Dr. Clements is trained in Forefoot surgery and General Podiatric Medicine. She has lectured internationally on the subject of the diabetic foot care and amputation prevention.

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Do You Need Suture Treatment for a Foot & Ankle Laceration?

At Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center, we specialize in the meticulous care of deep cuts and lacerations specifically in the foot and ankle region. Recognizing the intricate anatomy of these areas, our experienced healthcare team is committed to providing precise and empathetic treatment, ensuring optimal healing and restoring function.

When Should You Seek Treatment for a Deep Cut or Laceration?

It’s essential to get professional medical attention for a foot or ankle laceration when:

Our Suturing Approach for Foot & Ankle Lacerations

During the procedure, high-energy shockwaves are precisely directed to the affected tissue, promoting healing and pain relief. Additionally, shockwave therapy stimulates osteoblasts and fibroblasts, crucial cells involved in bone and connective tissue repair. By recalibrating nerve endings, shockwave therapy provides long-lasting relief and fosters overall healing.

Comprehensive Evaluation and Cleansing

Initially, the wound is carefully assessed for its depth, length, and any contamination. This is followed by thorough cleaning to avert infection risks.

Pain-Free Anesthesia Application

To ensure a comfortable suturing experience, local anesthesia is administered to numb the treatment area.

Expert Suturing Techniques

Our specialists employ sterile sutures for precise wound closure, fostering ideal healing conditions and aiming to reduce scarring.

Dedicated Aftercare and Follow-ups

Post-procedure, we provide detailed care instructions to ease pain, prevent infections, and support the healing process. Regular follow-up visits are arranged to check on the healing progress and to timely remove the sutures.

Answers to more questions about:

Q: Will there be a scar?

A: Scarring is minimized through skilled suturing, though it may be unavoidable with deeper lacerations. We aim for the best cosmetic outcomes.

Q: Will there be a scar?

A: Scarring is minimized through skilled suturing, though it may be unavoidable with deeper lacerations. We aim for the best cosmetic outcomes.

Q: When are the sutures removed?

A: Suture removal is generally between 7 to 14 days post-procedure, varying with the wound's location and severity.

Q: When are the sutures removed?

A: Suture removal is generally between 7 to 14 days post-procedure, varying with the wound's location and severity.

Q: What is the healing duration for a sutured wound?

A: Healing varies based on the wound's depth and size, but typically, sutured wounds begin healing within 1 to 2 weeks, with complete healing taking longer.

Q: What is the healing duration for a sutured wound?

A: Healing varies based on the wound's depth and size, but typically, sutured wounds begin healing within 1 to 2 weeks, with complete healing taking longer.

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Take the first step towards pain-free living by scheduling an appointment with Flat Shoals Foot And Ankle Center. Contact us today to book your appointment and embark on your journey to optimal foot and ankle health.

 

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