Minor Injuries

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Bossier Family Medicine, LLC

Family Medicine located in North Bossier, South Bossier & Stonewall, LA

A simple fall or accident can result in minor injuries requiring a medical evaluation. At Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, the experienced physicians offer diagnostic testing and treatment services for cuts, scrapes, and sprains in the Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana offices. The medical staff provides on-site X-rays, stitches, and wound care services to get you the help you need fast, so you can feel better. Call the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Minor Injuries Q & A

What are minor injuries?

Minor injuries are not life-threatening and can result from everyday accidents and events. The providers at Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, offer comprehensive care in-office for a variety of minor injuries, including:

  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Scrapes
  • Bruises
  • Animal bites
  • Sprains and strains

The providers focus on easing your pain and other symptoms while reducing your risk for more serious complications like infection.

If you have a head wound, major bleeding, or other serious injuries, you should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for treatment. 

If you’re not sure if you should visit the hospital, you can speak with the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, physicians through the convenient telemedicine platform to discuss your treatment options.

What happens during a consultation for minor injuries?

During your consultation for minor injuries, the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, physicians spend time reviewing your medical history. They also discuss your symptoms and physically examine the treatment area.

If you have unexplained swelling or pain, you might need additional diagnostic tests like X-rays to get a better look at your bones and inner structures. Your provider may also order blood work to rule out infection.

Once your physician understands the nature of your injury, they customize a treatment plan to your needs.

How are minor injuries treated?

Open wounds from cuts, animal bites, and burns need proper cleaning to prevent infection, so the physicians remove any debris present in the wound. You might need bandages or gauze dressings to protect your skin while it heals.

For deeper cuts, you might need stitches; the providers offer in-office stitches and sutures to close open wounds. They can also remove stitches after you heal and provide tetanus shots to reduce your risk for serious infections.

If you have sprains or strains, you might need to tape or brace the affected area, so your body can heal more effectively. 

Taking over-the-counter medications can help you manage your pain and prevent swelling. You might also need to limit activities or use crutches or other supportive devices to keep weight off the affected ligaments or muscles.

To schedule a consultation for minor injuries, call the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, office or book an appointment online today.

Bossier Family Medicine, LLC