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How long are the stitches for the laceration wounds?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: About 18 cm

The choice of suture material for your laceration is quite large.
Usually the doctors choose sutures that are dissolveable/absorbable, so they do not require a second procedure for removal. The sutures are about 18 cm long to accommodate handling by your doctor. More important than the suture is the cleaning, protection and care of your laceration.

In brief: About 18 cm

The choice of suture material for your laceration is quite large.
Usually the doctors choose sutures that are dissolveable/absorbable, so they do not require a second procedure for removal. The sutures are about 18 cm long to accommodate handling by your doctor. More important than the suture is the cleaning, protection and care of your laceration.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Kristin Cox
Wound care

In brief: Depends

This all depends on the type of tissue sutured - fascia vs skin, vs other..
...And the characteristics of the wound - surgical, traumatic, etc. If this is a minor skin laceration - it was probably closed with intermittent sutures with visible knots above the skin. However, there are many types of suture and suturing techniques.

In brief: Depends

This all depends on the type of tissue sutured - fascia vs skin, vs other..
...And the characteristics of the wound - surgical, traumatic, etc. If this is a minor skin laceration - it was probably closed with intermittent sutures with visible knots above the skin. However, there are many types of suture and suturing techniques.
Dr. Kristin Cox
Dr. Kristin Cox
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