Laceration - sutures or staples - at home

Skin cut - caring for stitches; Skin cut - suture care; Skin cut - caring for staples

Incision closures

An incision may be closed with. 1. Sutures, stitches, on the outside of the body. 2. Surgical staples, which provide added strength to the incision. 3. Sutures on the inside, underneath the skin. Small sticky strips, called Steri-strips, may be placed on your skin across the incision line. These strips will fall off when the incision has healed.

How to Care for Stitches (Sutures)

How to Care for Staples

Important Tips

When to Call the Doctor