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Perform surgery at home. This I'ble will show you how to stitch up a wound. It will provide guidelines to follow, as to assist you in performing your own surgery at home.

This I'ble does not substitute for a qualified opinion, yet provides general purpose information to assist those not fortunate enough to afford general practitioner or hospital assistance.

So, are you injured? Do you have a cut that just won't heal? Don't have time to go the hospital?

Read on, as I will solve all your injury needs.
 
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Step 1: What you will need

Picture of What you will need
What you will need is as follows.


~ Sewing needle, the smaller the better.

~ Cotton appprox 30cm.

~ Dis-infectant.

~ Bandage.

~ Probes/cleaning tools.




Once you have these lets begin...
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SteveH82 days ago

4 to 5 fosters oil cans should do it. (;

shoshahoney1 month ago
please what type of anestisia we use ???

tequila or vodka will do just fine

Toughness

Thanks much! (:

swimmingcarp4 months ago

After reading the comments about the super glue, I was impressed. I'd never thought about the glue, but I've had a c-section and there were internal stitches, but my top layer of skin was actually glued. I had completely forgotten.

a-d-dge11 months ago

nice! by the way what is the kind of thread is better for that?

cmiller601 year ago
Super glue will work best if you take a thread or fishing line or hair for that matter and drag it through the super glue and place it across the wound. No need to squirt that crap directly at or in the wound, thats just a day, besides cutting yourself.
I did some googeling after reading your comment. Here's a glue product made for suturing.
lil jon1685 years ago
that didnt need stitches just some super glue and a bandaid
super glue?!?! 0.o y super glue?
Cyanoacrylate (superglue/crazyglue etc) has been found to be better than stitches in terms of incidence of infection, time consumption, and cosmetic result.

Source: http://www.jpgmonline.com/article.asp?issn=0022-3859;year=1986;volume=32;issue=2;spage=97;epage=100;aulast=Dalvi
super glue is used on certain cuts all the time in a doctor's office. but at home, super glue is great for papercuts.
or for a nail that is ripped really deep. works good to seal it till nail grows long enough to cut off
I do believe that super glue was developed for soldiers in WWII as a replacement for stitches.
Be sure to let the glue dry first or the bandaid will be embedded in the wound.
Misac-kun1 year ago
I was thinking about this when you come up with this ible'.
zedonksmom1 year ago
I ran into site after breaking up a donkey versus dogs fight. I was seeing blood and thinking I might need to sew him up myself rather than load him up for a ride to the vet. I read the instructions and thought to myself, self, you been on both ends of a needle enough times to do this. I went out to examine the wound a little more carefully and considering the poor guy came within a hair of being gelded, I decided this particular incident is beyond my pay grade.

Ironically, as I sit here, however, I have just walked out a hospital with a my thoat slit from ear to ear to faciliatate the removal of a monstrous thyroid gland. No stitiches to take out; all superglued, I guess.

Just wish I could get my hands on some Novocaine to inject before I take needle to any future animal husbandry needs. The dogs I can probably hold still; not sure about the equines, though. And strategically placed hooves can really hurt.
How to I attach the thread to the needle?? Do I double it and tie the ends like normal?
recon5065 years ago
Is this BMX injury to be considered a good reason for stitches?
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i've had worse
yes that is serious sew it up
how about a doctor?
did that cut really need stitches? I have had cut that at least from the photos you have taken are much worse and deeper and I just clean them off, put a butterfly bandage on them and don't move the part of my hand they are on for a week.
zchristian3 years ago
You should not use disinfectant, it is harmful to living tissue. Instead us antiseptic it only kills pathogens.
jhoenig3 years ago
if in an area with no burnable alcohols, is it possible to boil or burn the object with some source of fire to sterilize it?
tinker2343 years ago
santary counditins requried a clean blade and also strong fibers like spider webs
jake20343 years ago
Might I suggest "curving" the needle (or buying a curved one, for the sake of ease?), and having the thread be wet, to cut down on friction, and make this process easier, and faster.

The curved needle makes the zig-zagging almost nonexistent, since when the needle is all the way through it's near the other side. This causes less pushing/pulling and also allows you to get deeper into the skin much easier.
Doctor What6 years ago
I too have sliced a finger. It didn't hurt for some reason, but about a minute after, I felt sick. Like, I bent over in preparation for the heave. After a few minutes, I finally felt pain, but it wasn't as much as I had expected. I didn't sew it up (didn't think I needed to), but the wound didn't heal for like a week. Made it impossible to write.
Yeah, I get that too. Wonder why one gets nauseous.
It`s from the bloodloss makes you blood pressure drop and puts you in shock
Lftndbt (author)  Doctor What6 years ago
Isn't adrenaline wonderful? I once cut my finger tip off. Didn't feel a thing till I got myself to hospital. As soon as I relaxed and thought, "I'm here" man it hurt!! Until they gave me a nerve block. Arn't nerve blocks wonderful!! Yes, I needed to respond to some comments so I stitched it shut. I'm so dedicated. LoL
Ahh nerve Blocks and Morphine..


So you didn't cut it just for the ible. Maybe for version 2, you can cut your leg open!
Lftndbt (author)  Doctor What6 years ago
No, no that does not sound like fun at all. LoL
Well your fingers have some of the highest concentrations of nerve endings in your entire body, and if you slice it fast enough you may not feel it because of detached nerves.  idk about the feeling sick though, probably just your body letting you know there was something wrong in a different way because it hadnt established enough connection with the finger yet.
HerpHandler6 years ago
Crazy glue works too and you dont have to worry about removing any stiches.
Lftndbt (author)  HerpHandler6 years ago
"Worry" I can't say that it is, once you get use to it. Just stitch them in and cut them out when you are down. Simple... Thanks for your comment.
i took some stitches our of my foot with some nail clippers easiest thing ever
dumberthanU5 years ago
brother cut me a few days ago, pinky, tip. sliced down and trough the whole tip horizontal to the bone with a razor knife. .just barely missed my nail. if its a good cut i feel like the pain would make for a hard task. doc shot all around the base of my finger with lydacain you know the stuff the dentist uses. within a half an hour i coudn't feel anything. he also used saline to drain the cut of anything unwanted & used thin mono-filament (fishingline) 4 the stitches. It wouldnt be that bad an idea to have the needle pre threaded too, to save time.I really think some lydacain and a syringe would be worth its weight in gold for this. especially for a survival kit.
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