Puncture Wounds treatment in Orange County
Help from your puncture wound specialist in Irvine and Newport Beach California
A puncture wound has a small entry hole caused by a pointed foreign object. These wounds
require different treatment from cuts because these small holes in the skin can
disguise serious injury.
Early treatment of puncture wounds is important. Complications of puncture wounds could be prevented if the patient seeks treatment right away.
Foreign bodies can become embedded in a puncture wound. Nails, glass, toothpicks,
sewing needles, insulin needles, eashells, and rocks are some common offenders.
Puncture wounds are dirty wounds because they involve penetration of an object
that is not clean.
If a foreign body remains in the wound the chance of complication increase.
The dirtier an object, such as a rusty nail as opposed to a sewing needle, the
more dirt and debris is dragged into the wound, which may increase the chance
Treatment of puncture wounds
Early treatment and evaluation
Evaluation for foreign body via X-ray or Ultrasound
Possible tetanus shot
Last Updated 1-05-2017