A laceration is known as a wound that occurs when skin, muscle, and/or tissue has been torn or cut. These wounds will vary in appearance and damage. Lacerations range from a variety of physical behaviors which may result in a cut being small, large, wide, long, short, deep, etc. A laceration repair is a dedicated process to repairing the body to its natural state, cleaning, treating, and closing the wound.
It is important that lacerations receive quality and professional care in order to effectively close the wound and prevent further medical conditions such as infection and scarring. Cleaning prevents any unwanted debris from being locked in the skin, encouraging infection from germs that could have made its way in.
Proper preparation allows for a smooth closing of the skin which discourages scarring from occurring.