How Long Should Surgical Staples Stay in?

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Depending on where the staples are located, the staples usually stay in from 10-14 days. Follow your doctors instructions on how long they should stay in and never try to remove the staples yourself.
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Depending on the type of surgery involved, surgical staples can be left in anywhere from 3 to 14 days, sometimes shorter or sometimes longer. It is all at the discretion of the surgeon.
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The way to remove surgical staples, is to not remove them. This should only be done by a doctor and can be extremely harmful if you try to take over their duties.
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1. The typical surgical wound takes about two weeks to heal sufficiently to remove sutures or staples, a few exceptions are facial and scalp wounds/incisions, in which case sutures
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1 Cleanse the wound with an antiseptic such as alcohol. Ad 2 Slide the lower part of a staple remover under the middle of the staple. This is a specialized tool doctors use to take
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Staples are thin pieces of metal that are placed with a stapling device through the edges of a wound to hold it closed.
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