How long does it take for my hand to heal afte stitches my hand split open after fighting?
- Land-sharkLv 71 month ago
If all goes well, and you don't have clotting or other issues, by Day 3 you should have a good scab, by Day 5 the body starts its real reconstruction work with granulation tissue. About 4 weeks to fully heal a minor would even though stitches reduce the gap and make it mend much faster. You will think it 'looks' healed after a couple of weeks but there's still repair work going on underneath. So keep it protected and return to sport or heavy manual work using that hand gradually.
- WillLv 71 month ago
That depends entirely on your body's ability to heal quickly and the expected amount of time for the stitches to dissolve.