Cuts or Lacerations (cont.)
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Next Steps After Cut or Laceration Care
A wound check without suture removal may be recommended after one or two days, especially if the chance of infection is thought to be higher than the usual 5%, or if changing the bandage may be difficult.
Follow-up for Cuts and Lacerations
Removal of your stitches is usually done at your doctor's office after 4-14 days.
Be gentle with a healing cut for the first six weeks. It takes that long for a wound to achieve about 80% of its final healed strength.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/29/2016
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