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Removing Stitches (cont.)

Pictures of Stitches

Close-up of sutures of the ring finger. Click to view larger image.

Stapled surgical wound of the left leg of a 46-year-old woman who underwent femoral artery bypass surgery. Staples were used to close the wound after the operation. Click to view larger image.

Close-up of staples of a left leg surgical wound. Click to view larger image.

This 26-year-old man received many cuts and bruises after falling from a 7-story window. This picture was taken 1 week after his fall. His eyebrow and neck wounds have been closed with adhesive strips. Click to view larger image.

Close-up of adhesive strips used to close the wound to the eyebrow.
Close-up of adhesive strips used to close the wound to the eyebrow. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCE:

MedscapeReference.com. Suturing Techniques.

MedicineNet.com. Stitches.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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