Lacerations & Wound Care
Stitches & Sutures: Do I Need Them?
Determining whether you need stitches depends on several factors related to the wound. While minor cuts and abrasions can usually be treated at home with proper cleaning and bandaging, more severe wounds may require stitches to ensure proper healing.
Newport Center Urgent Care's medical professionals are skilled and equipped to treat wounds, including proper cleaning and stitching to reduce bleeding and infection risk. We also offer follow-up care to monitor healing. Seeking medical attention for a severe cut or wound promptly is crucial, and Newport Center Urgent Care is a reliable option for immediate care.
What Are Stitches/Sutures?
When Are Stitches Necessary?
Different Types of Sutures
There are various types of sutures, each designed for specific purposes and situations. Some common types include: