Puncture Wounds in New Jersey
Puncture wounds have the ability to cause a great deal of damage to your feet and ankles, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons based in Cedar Knolls, NJ can help you seek treatment right away.
What are Puncture Wounds?
A puncture wound has a small entry hole caused by a pointed object. In mild cases, puncture wounds appear to close almost instantly.
In more severe cases, puncture wounds may bleed excessively and require immediate medical attention.
Benefits of Puncture Wound Treatments
Treating puncture wounds on your feet or ankles depends on a wide variety of factors, including the part of your foot or ankle that was punctured, and how much (if any) soft tissue or bone received damaged. Puncture wounds are common in the foot, especially during warmer weather when people go barefoot.
Benefits of puncture wound treatments include:
- Reduced or alleviated pain
- Reduced chances of infection at the puncture site
- The ability to make sure nothing inside your foot or ankle has been damaged and in need of further repair
Preventative action in children includes hiding or securing knives, fragile items such as glass, sharp cooking utensils, and firearms until the child is matured and attentive enough in reception of safety instructions.
How is Treatment for Puncture Wounds Performed?
Inadequately treated puncture wounds lead to infection and other complications.
Most minor lacerations heal within ten days. However, if the bleeding is profuse, seek immediate medical attention.
However, the infection may sometimes occur despite proper treatment. If small particles were drawn into the puncture wound (such as fragments of cloth, rubber, wood or dirt), an infection might occur.
These fragments are very hard to find since they do not show on an X-ray. Antibiotics and a minor surgical procedure will find and remove the foreign object.
Preparing for Puncture Wound Treatment
If your foot or ankle puncture wound is severe you should have someone take you to the emergency room in order to have it addressed immediately.
In preparation, you can clean the puncture wound using alcohol or a similar disinfectant, and tightly wrap your foot or ankle in a towel to catch any further bleeding.
Puncture Wound Treatment Recovery
If your foot or ankle puncture wound is severe (i.e. requires emergency treatment and stitches), recovery will often take longer than mild to moderate injuries.
However, if you continue experiencing pain after your puncture wound should have healed, be sure to inform your physician.
Driven by a Pursuit of Excellence
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Puncture Wound Treatment Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists.
Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!