The location of a laceration dictates how long sutures should remain in place. Stitches in the face usually need to remain in place for five days, while sutures elsewhere on the body may need to stay in place for up to 1... 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 »

While leaving stitches in too long doesn't typically raise health concerns, it does pose cosmetic risks. In particular, the sutures may create skin marks and scarring that wouldn't occur if the stitches were removed on t... More »

A tear in the hip labrum is a laceration of the cartilage in the socket of the hip joint, states Mayo Clinic. An extra bone in a joint is called an accessory ossicle and is formed in the tendon of a joint, according to t... More »

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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 »

Seromas can be prevented through applying tissue sealants, platelet gels or quilting sutures to the surgical site, according to Seminars in Plastic Surgery. Sclerotherapy is also used to reduce the incidence of seromas, ... More »

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