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SUTURES: Cut/Broke Middle Finger

ER Doctor says to see regular doctor in 10 days to take out sutures.

That is it. Prescribed medication for pain and infection prevention. That is ALL. Did not say to take off bandage or any care instructions for the finger. Just take medications.

My question is: Is that the norm?

What have you experienced regarding sutures on Hand or finger/s?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Dec. 26, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (2)
  • I frequent the ER, at least 10x a year. You should've certainly gotten a care sheet w/ a visit summary upon discharge. And time permitting the nurse who gave you the perscription(s) should ask if you had questions

    Answer by hibbingmom at 4:03 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Hmmm... Well I would think the ER DR. was swamped and didn't give you enough time. I would call your Dr. tomorrow and ask about it. I had stitches in my hand years ago, And if I remember right I did have to change the bandage and keep the sutures moist with neosporin or something like that. Good luck!



    Answer by csmsand at 10:34 PM on Dec. 26, 2010