Minor Laceration Repairs
The term laceration implies a torn or jagged wound. Lacerations tend to be caused by blunt trauma (such as a blow, fall, or collision). Cuts and lacerations are terms for the same condition. After you suffer a cut or laceration, you often bleed. Other concerns with a cut include infection, pain, damage to structures beneath the skin, and future scars.
Call your doctor if your wound is deep, if you can’t get the edges to stay together or if the edges are jagged. Your doctor may want to close your wound with stitches or skin adhesive.