According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 1,700 Christmas-related emergency room visits happened between 2011-2015. The “Christmas-related injuries” were recorded between November and January 2011-2015.
Lacerations were recorded as the top injury in this finding. Scissors and knives used to open Christmas presents and boxes are common laceration injuries. Trimming and taking down Christmas décor with a knife caused lacerations as well. While taking down decorations in January, you may encounter a broken bulb and it can cause a laceration as well. Of the CPSC data that was collected 500 of the 1,700 injuries were related to decorations.
This January, as you’re taking down your holiday décor, you may encounter an unexpected laceration as well. If this happens, time is of the essence. Lacerations require urgent attention. And, Dr. Ransom at San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgery offers patients with urgent laceration repair.
You can’t and don’t schedule accidents, and especially those that involve painful and harmful lacerations. If you sustain an injury to the delicate soft tissue in your face, it is most likely not life-threatening, however it does have the potential to leave a painful and unsightly scar. If a laceration is not properly cleaned and sutured by an experienced doctor, like Dr. Ransom, proper healing may not occur and unsightly scarring may happen.
If you sustain a facial laceration, contact Dr. Ransom for your soft tissue injury repair in his office. He even sees patients after hours and on weekends in these types of situations.