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I cut my to. How do I know if I need stitches or not?
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
That would depend on the depth of the wound.
Important points - depending on what you cut it with you may need a tetanus shot (unless you are upto date), you also have to make sure you didn;t cut any tendons, so make sure you have good motion of the digit, loook out for signs of infection. If bleeding stops easy, apply an antibiotic i.E Bacitracin and a bandaid.

In brief: Depends
That would depend on the depth of the wound.
Important points - depending on what you cut it with you may need a tetanus shot (unless you are upto date), you also have to make sure you didn;t cut any tendons, so make sure you have good motion of the digit, loook out for signs of infection. If bleeding stops easy, apply an antibiotic i.E Bacitracin and a bandaid.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Stitches
May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound.
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711

In brief: Stitches
May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound.
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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