Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: No.

Sutures should be removed at various times depending on their location and recommendation by physician and the would will have enough strength to generally remain closed but will not be completely healed.
Complete healing and remodeling can take up to a year. If sutures are left in too long they become a source of infection as they represent a foreign body.

In brief: No.

Sutures should be removed at various times depending on their location and recommendation by physician and the would will have enough strength to generally remain closed but will not be completely healed.
Complete healing and remodeling can take up to a year. If sutures are left in too long they become a source of infection as they represent a foreign body.
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