Suture Removal in Richfield and Inver Grove Heights
Getting stitches removed may sound unpleasant, but when children visit the gentlest practitioners of pediatric suture removal the Twin Cities has to offer, the process is almost always painless. If your child has stitches, it’s important to get them removed at the right time to avoid scarring. Healing time depends on the location of the incision or injury, but the following durations are general guidelines for different parts of the body:
5 days: face
7 days: neck, arms, scalp, chest and back
12 days: fingers and toes
14 days: joints
Sometimes sutures begin to fall out early, and in these cases, you should call our clinic for expert stitch removal in Minneapolis/St Paul as soon as possible. Make sure to bandage the wound to avoid further complications. If the stitches are still in place, but the area around the cut looks infected, don’t hesitate schedule a visit with our providers. We want your child to stay healthy after a suture removal, so remind them not to pick at leftover scabbing. If you have any additional questions about stitches, our nursing staff and providers are always happy to help. Schedule a visit for the expert stitch removal your child needs.