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At NewMed Immediate Care, we understand that lacerations—cuts or tears in the skin—can vary greatly in severity and require prompt and effective treatment to prevent complications such as infection or excessive scarring. Located conveniently in Rolling Meadows and serving the Arlington Heights community, our clinic offers urgent wound care services to treat all types of lacerations.

Understanding Lacerations

Lacerations are one of the most common injuries treated in urgent care settings. They can occur from accidents with knives, tools, machinery, or even a simple fall. Depending on the depth, length, and location of the cut, lacerations can range from minor to severe.

Types of Lacerations:

  • Superficial: Affects only the outer layer of the skin.
  • Deep: Extends through the dermis and into deeper tissues and possibly muscle.
  • Complex: May involve damage to underlying structures such as nerves, blood vessels, or tendons.

The Importance of Urgent Laceration Repair

Prompt medical treatment for lacerations is crucial for several reasons:

  • Preventing Infection: Open wounds are vulnerable to bacteria, which can lead to infections.
  • Minimizing Scarring: Proper care and suturing techniques can reduce the likelihood of significant scarring.
  • Restoring Function: Especially important for lacerations near joints or on the hands, where delayed treatment can affect movement and function.

Laceration Repair Services at NewMed Immediate Care

Wound Assessment and Cleaning:

Upon arrival, our medical team will assess the depth and severity of your laceration. The wound will be cleaned thoroughly to remove any debris and minimize the risk of infection.

Repair Techniques:

  • Suturing: The most common method for closing deep cuts, suturing helps the wound heal properly.
  • Stapling: Used primarily for large, straight lacerations.
  • Adhesive Strips: For smaller, superficial lacerations that do not require stitches.
  • Tissue Glue: An adhesive used to close wounds, offering a quicker and often painless alternative to stitches.

Post-Treatment Care:

After repairing the laceration, we provide detailed instructions on how to care for the wound at home. This includes keeping the area clean and dry, monitoring for signs of infection, and when to return for a follow-up or stitch removal.

FAQs About Laceration Repair

Visit NewMed Immediate Care for Expert Wound Treatment

If you or someone you know suffers a laceration, don’t hesitate to visit NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows. We provide rapid and thorough care to help you heal quickly and safely. Our urgent wound care services are designed to offer the best possible outcomes for patients in Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights.

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Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169