Minor Procedures Overview
At our family medical clinic in Carrollton, TX, our board-certified medical physicians perform similar minor procedures as a hospital emergency room. However, our family practice offers personalized, attentive care in a more intimate setting. Our facility is also open 6 days a week to provide convenience for all our patients. With our highly-trained and professional medical staff, we have the experience to perform procedures such as, repairing lacerations, sports related injuries, and much more. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest of medical standards, therefore, our clinic offers a sterile environment for our physicians to perform these procedures safely and effectively. Our overall goal at Family Medicine Associates of Texas is to provide you with the medical attention and quality care you need to feel better.
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Our practice not only cares about preventative care but your immediate medical needs as well. For this reason, we offer several minor procedures on site at our family practice. Whether it's a sports-related injury, removing an ingrown toenail, or providing a joint injection for relief, we've got you covered.
Family Medicine Associates provides lesion, cyst, and mole removal for patients who have a suspicious or irregular mark on their skin. While many times, the purpose for removal may be cosmetic by nature, it is very common for us to send the skin sample (known as a biopsy) to our lab for further analysis. This is so we can ensure that the sample is healthy and benign, and is not cancerous or dangerous for our patient. Any skin biopsy that comes back to our office signaling a malignancy or serious condition will be addressed and discussed with our patients so that a treatment plan can be tailored for optimal health. Sometimes, sending a sample for evaluation, even when we believe the sample is safe, helps alleviate concern or worry of "the unknown". Our physicians remove all skin irregularities with care so that scarring is minimized, and the overall assessment is as effective as possible.
An ingrown toenail is when your toenail grows into the the skin of your feet. The result is redness, swelling, pain, and it can even lead to infection. This condition is very common and can usually be taken care of at home with proper toenail maintenance. However, if the pain is severe or if you are a diabetic, it's encouraged that you seek medical assistance to relieve your discomfort and to prevent an infection.
Repair of Lacerations
If you have a deep cut or tear in your skin, it's important to seek immediate medical attention. You need to see a doctor if your wound is 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep, bleeding does not stop after 10 – 15 minutes of applying pressure, the bone is exposed, or the wound is near a major artery. Your doctor will examine the wound, clean it to remove any debris to prevent infection, seal it, and bandage it.
Sports and Household Injuries
Sports-related injuries and household injuries can be very serve. Sports-related injuries such as, a concussion, sprained ankle, pulled hamstring, shin splints, ACL tear, or broken bones should be examined by a medical professional. Household injuries such as, a laceration from a kitchen knife, cooking burn, fall from a ladder or stairs, and poisoning are very common and should be addressed immediately.
A joint or trigger point injection is an injection that brings pain relief to the joints. Typically, patients who receive these type of injections suffer from severe joint pain. Your doctor may use these injections as treatment of even as a diagnostic tool to confirm a suspected condition. These injections provide temporary pain relief but the frequency of injections will be dependent on your condition and your doctor's recommendation.
Although your doctor can typically recognize a fracture with a physical examination or an X-ray, sometimes diagnosing a fracture can be tricky. Wrist fractures and hip fractures can be especially difficult to identify by an X-ray alone. In these cases, your doctor may order an MRI, CT, or bone scan to identify the location of the fracture. Once the fracture is diagnosed, a treatment plan can be developed. Further testing may also be necessary.
Plan for Your Appointment
Accidents and injuries can happen at any moment of the day and that's why our board-certified medical doctors are prepared to help you with the care you need. If you have a laceration, injury, or other medical condition that requires professional care, call our office today to schedule an appointment.