Accidents can easily take place, no matter the location or the situation in which they are produced. And usually when accidents happen, different wounds are formed and medical care is required. Well, to be able to heal a wound, doctors will most likely use stitches, which aim to promote the healing process. For a wound to be healed quicker, stitches are applied to keep that wound closed, until it is completely cured. The type of stitches used are going to vary depending on the size of the wound and mostly the rapidity with which each patient heals.
Usually stitches are applied after a surgery, which supposes an open wound. Stitches are also used when accidents take place, for example, when you accidentally cut yourself. Anyway, no matter the situation we may be referring to, stitches are used to accelerate and promote the healing process. Most commonly, the medical term used for stitches is sutures. The method a specialist is going to use when applying stitches will vary from one case to another, depending on the location, size and strength of a wound. The type of stitches used will also vary, as in some cases doctors can decide to use dissolvable stitches, which do not need to be removed, but they can also opt for clips or staples, meaning stitches which have to be removed when the wound is healed.
When stitches are removed, the process will most likely take place at about 21 days after the treatment has started. Depending on the type of skin, the reaction to the treatment, and various other similar aspects, the doctor will recommend to patients the period of time in which stitches need to be kept on the wound. Usually stitches are removed when healing begins, but they need to be kept until the moment when the wound is healed. Various complications can be formed by patients after a surgery. This is the main reason why remaining committed to the treatment is highly important, while constantly having medical checks. Taking properly care of a wound and making sure that you will not harm yourself in any way is very important in the healing process.