EmergiCare
Emergency Room

Hours

Available 24/7 Including Holidays

Phone Number

(281) 572-5505

Address

2409 Falcon Pass, Suite 100
Houston TX 77062
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Treatment for Lacerations in Houston

When Do I Need to Seek Treatment for a Cut?

At EmergiCare Emergency Room, when treating a patient with a laceration, we’re often asked, “Should I have come in for this cut?” Ultimately, it is up to the patient to decide whether or not to seek medical attention for a laceration, but when in doubt, it’s always a good idea to have a doctor examine the wound. To help patients make an educated decision, we’d like to offer some general information on lacerations and treatment.

About Lacerations

Most lacerations will benefit from being closed, especially wounds longer than half an inch.

The reasons for closing lacerations, either by suturing them, applying steri-strips, or using tissue glue, are:

  • To restore appearance. If the wound is in a cosmetically significant area like the face, then it is more important to carefully approximate the wound edges to create the best possible result.
  • To restore function. If deeper structures like tendons or muscle are cut, then permanent disability can result unless an appropriate repair is performed. Sometimes a wound on the hand that is not repaired properly can cause scarring that may affect the use of the hand.
  • To stop bleeding. Always apply direct pressure to bleeding wounds, preferably with gauze and a finger rather than a tight circumferential bandage, but if the bleeding persists then the wound definitely needs to be evaluated and closed.
  • To prevent infection. Lacerations need to be thoroughly cleaned, which sometimes is best done under local anesthesia. A nicely closed wound will heal much faster than a wound that is left open, and the risk of infection is lessened.

Here are some other general guidelines for lacerations:

  • All puncture wounds should be evaluated by a physician because they tend to get infected.
  • Wounds that are contaminated with dirt or debris should be evaluated by a physician, who can clean the wound better than you can by using an over-the-counter anesthetic.
  • Wounds that possibly contain foreign material (like splinters or broken glass) should be evaluated by a physician. Foreign bodies left in a wound can cause persistent pain and increase the chance of infection.

It’s important to remember that if you haven’t had a tetanus shot within the past five years, then you should visit a doctor for an updated tetanus immunization, particularly if the wound was dirty.

Emergi-Care is a fully licensed, freestanding critical care clinic in Houston, Texas, providing the NASA area community with a convenient alternative to overcrowded hospitals and urgent care centers by delivering fast, friendly, high-quality medical treatment in a comfortable neighborhood setting.

Call our practice at (281) 572-5505 today. We provide fast and effective treatments for lacerations in Houston and beyond.

Patient Testimonials

Results That Speak For Themselves
  • Friendly, Helpful & Clean

    “I was received by a friendly yet professional employee, who helped me fill out all the required information. Then the test for Covid was done with utmost gentleness. It was painless and almost no discomfort at all.”

    - Ibrahim
  • Everyone was professional and really friendly!

    “Everyone was professional and really friendly! Moses really facilitated the visit and Dr. English is top-notch! Felt very safe and cared for - kudos to all - well done! I am in health care and recommend them to anyone.

    - Rusell
  • The staff at this facility were excellent

    “The staff at this facility were excellent. I received a very friendly, attentive service. If I ever need an ER in the future, I would definitely return here.

    - Trish
  • Amazing service with TOP notch care from everyone

    “Amazing service with TOP notch care from everyone. The place is SUPER clean inside and out. YOU can't ask for anything more

    - Patient
  • In Good Hands

    “Thank you for taking such great care of me on my recent visit. I have never been to the emergency room for pain. Hopefully, I do not have to do such a thing again but if so I’ll be more comfortable knowing that I’ll be in good hands.”

    - Andrea
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EmergiCare Emergency Room

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  • Open 24/7 Including Holidays
  • Specialize in Pain Managment
  • Services Available in Spanish
  • Extended Stay Observation Available
  • Highly Experienced ER Doctors
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