Posts Tagged 'Lacerations'

What’s Going Around: More than a cut above

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If you or your child gets a deep cut, do you know how to stop the bleeding? Are stitches needed? Can they really glue it? Doctors at Centra Care want you to know the answers.

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If your child is bleeding, do you know what to do?

If your child suffers from a deep cut, do you know how to stop the bleeding? Are stitches needed? What about a tetanus shot? Doctors at Centra Care want you to know the answers as they saw a 44% increase in pediatric patients last week with deep wounds, also known as Lacerations.

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How do you know if the injury warrants stitches? Here are some things to look for:

1. Deep, gaping or jagged cuts
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OUCH!!! Injuries are on the rise. Do you know what to do?

An ankle sprain on the soccer field, a wayward lacrosse stick, a cheerleading stunt gone awry – all stories heard in a typical day for a Centra Care physician.  Right now, Central Florida athletes are in that crossover time of year – winter sports are still going and spring sports have begun conditioning — which means more bumps, bruises and breaks than usual.  Centra Care locations are reporting a significant increase in both Upper and Lower Extremity Fractures, Sprains, ...

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