Stitches Removal

How are stitches removed?

Sutures, or stitches, are either absorbable or nonabsorbable. Absorbable sutures are often used for internal stitching. The material of absorbable sutures is designed to break down over time and dissolve. Nonabsorbable sutures must be removed. They won’t dissolve.

The process for removing nonabsorbable sutures is quite simple and can be done in our urgent care.

The skin around an incision is very weak during healing, but it will regain strength over time. Protect the area by covering it with a bandage for at least five days.

Your wound could swell, bleed, or split open if it’s stretched or bumped, so avoid activities that could cause damage.