Suture And Laceration Repair

Lynnell P. Gardner MD PC and Michael F. Hamant MD PC

Gynecology & Family Medicine located in Tucson, AZ

Cuts and lacerations can occur at any time and may require suturing to stop the bleeding. To save you the hassle of having to go to the emergency room, Michael F. Hamant, MD, at Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D. in Tucson, Arizona, can provide the care you need quickly and compassionately. Call the office or use the online booking button to schedule your visit for suture and laceration repair.

Suture and Laceration Repair Q & A

What is suture and laceration repair?

Suture and laceration repair is a service Dr. Hamant offers at Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D. to help you get the timely and compassionate care you need for those unexpected cuts and lacerations. Dr. Hamant is a board-certified family medicine physician who has surgical training and can suture your laceration with skill and care.

When should I come in for suture and laceration repair?

While you may be able to care of a small cut at home with a bandage, certain types of cuts or lacerations require medical management. You should come in and see Dr. Hamant if your cut is:

  • Deeper than one-quarter inch
  • Larger than an inch
  • Still bleeding even after applying pressure for 15 minutes
  • Due to a rusty or dirty object 
  • Showing fat or bone
  • Any facial or hand laceration
  • Any laceration overlying a joint where skin movement occurs frequently

Before coming to the office, clean your wound under running water and gentle soap and wrap in a clean bandage. Be sure to apply gentle pressure to the bandage to control bleeding. 

What can I expect during suture and laceration repair?

Dr. Hamant is a gentle and experienced physician who can suture your laceration with care and skill. He begins by cleaning your wound, and depending on the size of your laceration, he will also numb the area to prevent any discomfort during your suturing.

Once your laceration is clean, he examines the wound and closes it with one or two layers of stitches, depending on the location of your laceration and the severity of your cut. He will then cover the wound with a bandage to protect it from infection.

He may also update any immunizations, such as your tetanus shot, to help protect you from complications. 

Dr. Hamant provides specific instructions on how to care for your laceration at home, which may include the use of an antibiotic cream or proper cleaning and caring for your wound. He may have you return to the office to monitor your healing and later remove the stitches.

You don’t have to go to the emergency room for all your non-emergency medical needs. For expert suture and laceration repair from an experienced family physician with surgical training, call Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D. or request an appointment online today.