- Oct 8, 2005
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The garage door came loose and smacked me in the head. Are stitches needed?
Ouch, I know how that feels.Right above the eye in the temple area and where the eyebyow ends.
It can't be that deep. It kind of hit me in the bone area. And I can not really see because right after I wipe the area it becomes filled in with blood. But not to a point where it is dripping. Just to the point where it is filled.if it's deep or long...hell, i don't know. if it was me, i know i could tell what i needed by looking at it. maybe you just need a dr.
http://blogs.webmd.com/child-health-411/2010/07/does-this-cut-need-stitches.htmlHow can you tell if you need stitches though?
Depth. Is the wound deep enough to see the subcutaneous tissue (yellowish fatty tissue)? If so, the wound is deep enough to get stitches, but still may not need them.
Width. Can the wound be pulled closed easily? If the wound is gaping and cannot be easily pinched closed, then it will need stitches to hold it closed long enough to heal correctly.
Location. Wounds on areas of the body that stretch and move a lot will need stitches more often than those on areas that do not move as much. For example, a wound on the forearm will not move as much as a wound on the calf, so it would not necessarily require stitches.