How Long Do Stitches Stay In?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 3:37:34 AM ET

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 10 days, according to MedicineNet.

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