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Do I need stitches for a hand injury I recently sustained?

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In brief: if there is a lacer

If there is a laceration that cannot be held together by butterfly bandaging then you do need some stitches.
Stitching the area together will give you a longer and better outcome.

In brief: if there is a lacer

If there is a laceration that cannot be held together by butterfly bandaging then you do need some stitches.
Stitching the area together will give you a longer and better outcome.
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Hand Surgery

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In brief: Hand Surgery

See a hand surgeon http://www.
Youtube.Com/watch?Feature=player_embedded&v=fkqrc6syjmw.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Probably

If you have an injury to the skin that is more than 5mm long it should be cleaned out, closed with sutures and you should take antibiotics.
You also need an evaluation to make sure that there is no nerve, artery or tendon injury.

In brief: Probably

If you have an injury to the skin that is more than 5mm long it should be cleaned out, closed with sutures and you should take antibiotics.
You also need an evaluation to make sure that there is no nerve, artery or tendon injury.
Dr. Daniel Mass
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