Patient : My daughter recently returned trom Asia where she need approximately 13 sutures under her chin for a deep laceration. She saw a Dr regarding the removal over there and they removed one suture at each end of the laceration and said the rest would absorb. I can see the remaining sutures still in her skin. Although they look really fine, is this normal? It has been 2 1/2 weeks since the accident. (The doctor that removed the sutures was in a different city than the Doctor that put the sutures in)
There are certain types of suture that are absorbable, however these sutures are not usually used to repair lacerations that occur after an accident. I cannot say if the sutures your daughter has will absorb. You should also note that for sutures that are absorbable they usually disapper after about 10-14 days
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