The Leg Is Still Swollen After The Stitches Are Removed?

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good night doctor u003cbr u003 my leg was hit by the glass which fell and was sewn u003cbr u003after removing some of the suture threads u003cbr u003 the legs were still swollen u003cbr u003but it itchy around the wound u003cbr u003is that normal?

1 Answer:

Hello Evan,


Tears need stitches so that the tissue connects and closes properly, allowing for a good healing process. The suture wound on the leg is usually maintained for 7-10 days, after which it is removed. If the wound is in the joint it may be maintained longer.


After the stitches are opened, it is natural that they are still swollen. Usually the swelling will subside within a few days to a few weeks. The healing of the wound itself can stimulate itching. There are many theories regarding the wound healing that causes this itching. Some say itching is caused by nerve regeneration, others say nerves are stimulated due to substances secreted and new tissue during wound healing. But basically, itching sensation in wound healing is usually not something to worry about.


It is important not to scratch this itchy wound, as scratching can expose the wound to bacteria from your hands or nails, which can make it easier to develop an infection. To aid healing, it's best to keep the wound clean and dry. Usually, after the stitches are removed, you can get wet in the shower, but if your doctor says you can't, it shouldn't be done. Eat a healthy, balanced diet so that you get enough nutrition and get enough rest.


Itching around the wound can also be caused by other things, such as irritation or allergy to the bandage, infection, and so on. If the itching is very annoying, and there are other symptoms such as redness, the scar looks swollen / lumps forming keloids, the wound is getting swollen, you should see a doctor.


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