Absorbable sutures

Absorbable sutures

You have had absorbable sutures used to close your wound. This means they do not need removing and will gradually dissolve as the wound heals.

How should I care for my wound?

Keep the wound covered as advised by the medical or nursing staff. Keep the wound clean and dry.

If you have a scalp wound, be careful when washing or combing your hair.

Your stitches will dissolve within the next 3 weeks.

Do I need to return to the Emergency Department?

You should return to the Emergency Department if:

  • your wound starts to bleed heavily
  • your wound becomes red, hot, swollen or painful
  • Most people do not need to be seen again.

Reviewed by Dr T Shaw in October 2022, next review in October 2024. 

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