Puncture wounds are less likely than cuts to be stitched, stapled, or
skin adhesive applied because:
Puncture wounds may be stitched if the cosmetic appearance of the
resulting scar will be greatly improved or if stitching is needed to restore
function to an injured deep structure, such as a tendon or ligament.
If you think you may need your wound closed by a health professional,
see Are Stitches, Staples, or Skin Adhesives Necessary?
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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