The length of time that stitches should be left in depends on the location of the laceration and how much stress it receives, according to MedicineNet.com. A laceration on the knee requires that stitches stay in place lo... More »

In most cases, dissolvable stitches or absorbable sutures dissolve within 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery. However, the stitches can require additional weeks or months to disappear completely. More »

If it is certain that a wound requires stitches, WebMD recommends that the wound not remain open for longer than six to eight hours after the injury occurs. In rarer cases, a wound may be left open for 24 hours or not st... More »

Depending on the severity of the cut and its location, stitches may need to stay in place anywhere from several days to two weeks, states WebMD. Doctors advises patients when to return for removal of stitches. More »

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If it is certain that a wound requires stitches, WebMD recommends that the wound not remain open for longer than six to eight hours after the injury occurs. In rarer cases, a wound may be left open for 24 hours or not st... More »

A person should expect to feel a tugging sensation, but the removal of stitches does not hurt, as stated by WebMD. Stitching is a method that is used to close wounds following injury. More »

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There are various signs to look for that indicate when stitches are infected, including yellow or green discharge from the wound, changes in the size of the incision, redness around the stitches, hardening of the surroun... More »