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Removing Stitches (Sutures) Topic Guide

Removing Stitches (Sutures) Removing Stitches (Sutures): Stitches or sutures are methods used to close wounds, cuts, lacerations, or surgical procedures. There are two types of sutures, absorbable and nonabsorbable. Other methods of closing open wounds include surgical staples, skin closure tape, and adhesive agents. Sutures should be removed by a health care professional. Complications from sutures include keloids, wound infection or reopening, excessive scarring, and hypertrophic scars.

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Removing Stitches (Sutures) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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