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how can i protect myself during a soccer game when my stitches were recently removed

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
You can't: It depends on location of wound. If incision is on the legs and were recently removed its better to wait until the incision is sealed and water tight. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Obtain MD clearance: The short answer is, "yes". But it depends upon the specifics of your wound severity. You should protect the wound from further injury, debris, dirt, ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Got me in stitches.: Hard to answer without knowing just where the stitches were. Depending on location, skin reinforcement may be necessary to prevent re-injury.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle: This would suggest a strain and microtears of muscle. It would take resting of that muscle body from vigorous exertion for 7-10 days for healing to ta ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: Healing of the wound begins to gain a lot more strength about 3 weeks after getting patched up. Your match will be a few days shy of that. There is a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Support: Try using an elastic athletic support to lend more support for your bad ankle
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Thumb sutures: At your own risk! The healing phases are not completed til 3 weeks following injury. If you are a professional soccer player than OK. But if just for ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When wounds healed: When the wounds have healed you should be able to resume training. Removing the screws at this stage will have no impact on stability or the graft. ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
More information: Is there a separation of the edges of the wound, redness, draining fluid or increased pain? What concerns you about this wound? Seven days is an appro ... Read More
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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Redness or drainage: After any type of minor surgery (removal of birthmark or mole), watch for infection. An infection may cause redness around the area, swelling, more te ... Read More
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