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i cut the very tip of my little finger off while using dull scissors. do i need to get stitches in my finger by a certain time?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
12 hours best: If stitches are needed they are best within 12 hours to minimize infection. Clean it with antiseptic and keep it covered in the meantime.
Answered on Mar 6, 2013

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