How deep or big does a cut need to be to need stitches?

Answer In general, a full-thickness cut through all the layers of the skin that is at least one cm in length. A shallow or tangential cut (at an angle) may or may not be sutured. That's because a very sh... Read More »

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How deep does a cut have to be to get stitches?

Well the cut alone is not the only concern, was it self inflicted? You may need some stitches and a course of antibiotics if you plan to keep that arm followed by talking to a therapist...A paper c... Read More »

I got a deep cut, do I need stitches?

If your cut is more than 2mm deep it is better to put stitches otherwise it will take lot of time to heal.

How much does a cut have to bleed, or how deep does it have to be, before stitches are necessary?

My fear and distrust of modern medicine tells me that you will be fine if you just rub some butter on the wound, or adopt a dog and let him or her lick it. It if does not stop bleeding soon, wrap ... Read More »

How deep is "deep enough" for stitches?

sorry to hear that but call an ambulance.As well as stitches you may need shots against infection._()_