Puncture wounds are less likely than cuts to be stitched, stapled, or have a 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?
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||David Messenger, MD|
|Last Revised||June 10, 2010|
Last Revised: June 10, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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