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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
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
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
Dr. Daniel Mass
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