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Cuts And Lacerations Specialists

First Care Medical Clinic -  - Family Practice

First Care Medical Clinic

Family Practice & Urgent Care located in Charlotte, Albemarle, Monroe, and Gastonia, NC and Rock Hill, SC

The staff at First Care Medical Clinic offers on-site services to treat cuts and lacerations following an injury or accident. At their offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Albemarle, Gastonia, Monroe, and Charlotte, North Carolina, the experienced medical team assesses the severity of wounds and offers treatment to prevent infection and ensure your cut or laceration heals fully. Don’t delay an evaluation for cuts and lacerations. Visit as a walk-in patient or schedule a diagnostic appointment at the First Care Medical Clinic nearest you by calling the office or using the online booking feature.

Cuts and Lacerations Q & A

What Services are Available for Cuts and Lacerations?

First Care Medical Clinic offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for all types of cuts and lacerations. It’s important that you have an evaluation of any type of open wound or burn by an experienced provider to prevent additional health complications.

The team at First Care Medical Clinic offers a variety of services to address cuts, lacerations, burns, and other types of open wounds, including:

  • Stitches
  • Wound cleaning
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Treatment of infections

You can also receive necessary vaccinations, like a tetanus shot, to reduce your risk for developing a serious infection or disease after your injury.

In the event you have a serious head injury or an open wound where bone is protruding through your skin, seek immediate medical care at the nearest emergency room or by calling 911.

What Happens During an Evaluation of Cuts and Lacerations?

For all types of cuts and lacerations, your First Care Medical Clinic provider performs a visual exam of the injury to determine what type of treatment you need. During the exam, your provider looks for signs of infection and evaluates your level of pain.

The first step in treating cuts and lacerations involves thoroughly cleansing the wound to clear out debris and bacteria. Your First Care Medical Clinic practitioner then bandages the area and provides you with instructions to care for your injury at home.

If you have cut or laceration that is actively bleeding, you may need stitches to close the wound and promote proper healing of your skin. The First Care Medical Clinic team uses expert suturing techniques to minimize scarring as your skin heals.

When cuts or lacerations are more complex, you may need diagnostic testing to evaluate the severity of your wound. This may include blood work to check for infection or X-rays to identify additional injuries, like broken bones.

How do I Care for Cuts and Lacerations After Treatment?

Your First Care Medical Clinic provider supplies instructions to help you care for your injury at home. They can provide guidance for changing your bandages and keeping the area around the wound clean.

If you have an active infection or are at risk for developing one, your physician may prescribe an antibiotic. It’s important that you take all oral medications as recommended or apply topical medications as prescribed.

In some cases, you may need to return to the clinic for a checkup or to have the stitches removed.

If you have a cut or laceration that needs medical attention, visit as a walk-in patient or schedule an appointment at First Care Medical Clinic today using the online booking system or by calling the office now.