Sometimes dissolvable stitches are used, and sometimes stiches that need to be removed are used. Your doctor will advise you if your child has stitches that need to be removed. A special glue e.
Everybody gets cuts, and some cuts are bigger than others. That's why a lot of kids need stitches at one time or another — usually on their face, chin, hands, or feet. Stitches aren't for scratches.
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If you've had an injury, you may wonder whether it's going to require stitches. This will depend on the type of wound, cause, other conditions you may have, and whether stitches are the treatment of choice. Let's look at the second reason first, to get it out of the way.
Incision care refers to a series of procedures and precautions related to closing a wound or surgical incision; protecting the cut or injured tissues from contamination or infection; and caring properly for the new skin that forms during the healing process. Incision care begins in the hospital or outpatient clinic and is continued by the patient during recovery at home. There are several reasons for caring properly for an incision or wound.
Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Cuts are open wounds through the skin. Normally the skin is under slight, constant tension as it covers the body.
If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. Lacerations to the face and scalp are grouped together because of their proximity but have important differences regarding repair. Facial, including forehead, wounds are the most cosmetically apparent of all wounds and therefore warrant careful evaluation and meticulous repair technique.
Become a DoctorSuturing. One of the most common complications of surgical wounds is when the surgical incision breaks along the suture. In other words, the wound splits open, a condition known as wound dehiscence.