How Do You Remove Sutures?


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Stuti Ahuja answered
Sutures should be taken out within 7-10 days from the date the wound has been stitched. If the sutures are taken out in time, the removal procedure will not cause a lot of pain to the patient. Removing Simple sutures is easy: cut the sutures from where they have been uncovered. Pull the thread out gently, holding it from the knot with the help of a clamp or forceps. If the sutures are continuous and are many in number, the procedure is a little different. You need to cut the suture in several places and remove portions of the stitch. Do this by grabbing the end with a clam or forceps.
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Anonymous answered
Cut on one side of the knot, grab the knot and gently pull it out. I usually use nail clippers to cut the string.

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