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A 57-year-old male asked:

i ended up cutting my index finger and having a flap of skin reattached does it ever happen the stiches do not take

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Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Rare: With that type of injury and proper suturing technique it would be rare for you to have any problems. Expect you will heal fully.

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