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How do doctors decide if a cut need stitches?

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Dr. Craig Carter
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In brief: Judgement

Length, depth, location, and age of patient.

In brief: Judgement

Length, depth, location, and age of patient.
Dr. Craig Carter
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In brief: Length and depth

The decision to close a cut with stitches is primarily based on the length and depth of the wound.
There are other important factors such as how the wound occurred and presence of infection.

In brief: Length and depth

The decision to close a cut with stitches is primarily based on the length and depth of the wound.
There are other important factors such as how the wound occurred and presence of infection.
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