You don’t necessarily need to go to the hospital to get treatment for conditions like for lacerations, cysts, and joint inflammation. At Family Medicine Specialists of Texas, the team of family medicine specialists are experienced in performing minor surgeries to relieve pain, prevent infections, and even diagnose skin disorders. To schedule a minor surgical procedure at the office in Katy, Texas, call or use the online booking tool today.
A laceration is another word for a deep tear or cut in your skin or flesh. Some lacerations are small, shallow, and clean, which means they’re likely to heal with at-home treatment like antibiotic cream and bandaging, steps that keep the injury safe from infection.
If your laceration is more serious, including if it’s deep or wide, appears dirty, and bleeds heavily, Family Medicine Specialists of Texas performs procedures to repair the wound. These procedures keep the wound clean and hold it together, so it can heal with minimal risk of infection or scarring. This may include stitching or stapling the wound or using special glue depending on the location and size of the wound.
These procedures help the laceration heal within 5-14 days (depending on the method and your injury), and Family Medicine Specialists of Texas provides local anesthetic as needed to make sure you stay comfortable.
Family Medicine Specialists of Texas provides injections that combine a local anesthetic and steroid medication to treat joint pain that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments such as rest and over-the-counter pain relievers. Joint injections effectively treat pain caused by chronic conditions, such as arthritis, and from injuries in areas like the knees, hips, ankles, feet, and shoulders.
Joint injections provide pain relief for months at a time and promote healing by allowing you to comfortably undergo physical therapy. You may need to get multiple treatments if you have a chronic condition or to get through the full recovery process for a serious injury.
If you have a swollen knee, Family Medicine Specialists of Texas may provide a joint injection to provide further relief after draining the excess fluid.
A cyst is a small bump, containing fluid or air, that forms under the skin. They can form all over the body and for reasons including infections, injuries, and blockages. Cysts are usually benign, or noncancerous, but they’re unsightly and often painful.
If your cyst is causing you discomfort or continues to grow, Family Medicine Specialists of Texas can remove it surgically. They numb the area with local anesthetic and drains the cyst before removing the affected skin cells and closing the skin with stitches. This ensures the cyst doesn’t come back.
A skin biopsy is a test that can detect conditions, including melanoma, tumors, and infections, that involves removing a small sample of skin to have it tested. The test may cause mild soreness and require stitches, depending on the kind of biopsy, but this will go away within a few days. Family Medicine Specialists of Texas contacts you when they receive your results, which should be within a week or two of the biopsy.
To schedule a minor surgical procedure at Family Medicine Specialists of Texas, call or use the online booking tool today.