Type of Surgery
Last updated: 11/24/2009
Laceration repair includes all the steps required to treat a wound in order to promote healing and minimize the risks of infection, premature splitting of sutures (dehiscence), and poor cosmetic result.
Often a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee requires surgical repair. This narrated animation describes the anatomy of the knee, how the ACL works, and the symptoms of an injured ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament).
Laceration repair mends a tear in the skin or other tissue. The procedure is similar to repairing a tear in clothing. Primary care physicians, emergency room physicians, and surgeons usually repair lacerations. The four goals of laceration repair are to stop bleeding, prevent infection, preserve function, and restore appearance. Insurance companies do pay for the procedure. Cost depends upon the severity and size of the laceration.
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