How Long Should Surgical Staples Stay in?


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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