Clayton, OH
A 39-year-old female asked:

4 y/o with 17 stitches on shin (deep cut to bone). it's 1 wk post and he feels fine. can i let him run and play t-ball again or should i wait longer?

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Dr. Thomas Horn
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Let it heal....: I would make sure he avoids any potential contact sports until the stitches are out and the area is no longer tender to touch. This will be likely soon after the sutures are removed.
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