Sutures are required when patients receive an injury known as a laceration. The providers at Make You Well are highly skilled in repairing this type of injury, by “stitching” up the wound with special threads called sutures. Sutures, also known as stitches, are sterile surgical threads used to repair cuts. They are also commonly used to close incisions from surgery. Some wounds may require an alternative method like metal staples instead of sutures. It all depends on the wound.
Application by the providers at Make You Well generally involves using a needle with an attached length of thread. There are numerous types of sutures that differ by needle shape and size as well as thread material and characteristics. The selection of surgical sutures should be determined by the characteristics and location of the wound or the specific body tissues being approximated.
The provider will first numb the area with a numbing agent called lidocaine. Then they will sew up the wound so that proper healing can take place. 8 to 10 days later, the stitches are removed after the skin has had proper time to bond to itself.
There are many different complex lacerations that the staff at Make You Well is well prepared to access and repair. If you have had an accident where a laceration has occurred, contact the Make You Well office in Torrance, CA immediately to have the injury repaired.