when does a wound need to be evaluated for stitching or suturing?
- Can you see yellow, fatty tissue?
- Is there bone exposed?
- Is it more than 1/4 inch deep?
2. Look at the width of the wound.
- Can you pull the two sides together easily?
- Can you hold it together with bandaging?
3. Where is the wound located?
- Is it located where there is a lot of movement involved? For example, the elbow, knees, legs, hands.
If any of the above are present you should have your childs’ cut evaluated for suturing.