Stitches, are used for wounds that are deep, bleeding, have jagged edges, or have fat or muscle exposed. The area will be cleaned with iodine. A surgical drape may be positioned over the wound. This will keep the area sterile.
If a laceration is deep, stitches may be needed under the skin. The stitches used under the skin will be absorbed by the body. They will not need to be removed.
The wound will then be stitched shut. Once the wound is closed, saline will be used to clean the area. A thin layer of antiseptic ointment may be applied, as well. A gauze pad may be placed over the stitches. An elastic bandage or tape may be placed over the gauze to cover and protect them.
If you have a laceration repair, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
To treat the laceration before you see the doctor:
Once you are at the hospital, the doctor will likely do the following:
Anesthesia may be expected depnding on the type of laceration, for example:
In some cases, no anesthesia is needed.
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