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

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