After Hours Clinics

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about After Hours Care.

How can someone tell if a cut needs stitches?

Typically, a cut needs stitches if you can’t bring the skin back together on your own and have it stay that way, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

Deep cuts where you can see the tendons or any parts that shouldn’t be able to be seen through the skin also need stitches. If you’re having trouble getting a cut to stop bleeding, that could also be a sign you need stitches.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how to tell if a cut needs stitches.

Source: David Mesker, MD, Englewood Family Practice; Ratna Palakodeti, MD, First Care Family Medical; Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care

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