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Stitches and Sutures for Wounds and Lacerations Topic Guide

Stitches and Sutures for Wounds and Lacerations Stitches and Sutures for Wounds and Lacerations: Stitches are often required to help deep wounds heal and prevent major scarring. Other methods are available to surgeons and ER doctors as well, however. Depending on the wound, doctors can choose from several options for closure, including:
  • skin glue (Dermabond),
  • sutures (stitches), or
  • staples

Stitches and Sutures for Wounds and Lacerations Topic Guide - Visuals

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Stitches and Sutures for Wounds and Lacerations Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

lidocaine topical Lidocaine Topical

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body...learn more »

lidocaine injection Lidocaine Injection

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body...learn more »