Bumps, burns, and other common household injuries can happen to even the most careful people. But a minor injury shouldn’t mean that you have to spend an inordinate amount of time in an ER waiting room just to get some stitches. At Valley Medical Urgent Care, Cyrus Lavian, MD, provides prompt and professional minor surgical procedures for his patients, including sutures and setting fractures. For more information about walk-ins or to set up an appointment, call the office in Panorama City, California, today or make an appointment online.
At Valley Medical Urgent Care, you can get treatment for most injuries that result from common household accidents. Small lacerations and cuts, burns, and fractures can all be treated in-house.
While small nicks and cuts are often no cause for worry, you should seek medical attention if:
If you meet any of these criteria, your injury will likely not heal on its own and your risk of infection is dramatically raised, so you should seek medical attention immediately.
Burns are among the most common household injuries, and they can range from a minor annoyance to a debilitating injury. Superficial burns that affect only the top layer of skin are usually not serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor, but when the burns penetrate deeper, you may need attention. Signs you should see a doctor include:
While extremely serious or life-threatening burns should be treated at an emergency center, most burns can be treated with proper first aid, effective bandaging, and infection prevention.
The only way to determine whether you have a fracture is to take an X-ray, but there are several signs you can look out for. Symptoms of a fracture include:
Depending on the severity of the fracture, it can be set by a doctor or require more direct treatment. Regardless of the fracture’s severity, you should always see a doctor for an examination if you believe you’ve broken a bone.
For treatment of all your minor household emergencies, visit Valley Medical Urgent Care today.