Step 5: Sewing the wound

Now we engage in the stitching of the wound.

Start with the closet edge of the wound to you face and sew away from yourself.

You will notice that the immediate edge of the wound would have become numb and will be able to be pierced with little to no discomfort.

Make sure you keep as close to the edge as possible without it hemoraging and releasing the stitch.

We will start to the left of the wound with a initial holding stitch.

Insert the needle downwards through to the sub-dermal layer of the skin. At this point you will need to level off the needle and venture through the wound and to the adjacent wall of the wound.
Once across the other side of the wound return the needle to the skins surface through the sub-dermal layers of skin.

We need the needle to go deep enough as to not release the skin through a tear.

Once we have reached the right hand side of the wound we need to make a diagonal path across the wound again to the next point. The simple diagram will illustrate.
I'm just saying that sewing your self up can lead to some pretty bad scaring... In living proof??
I can't go to the hospital for this... And yes I did it to myself.... But should I sew it myself? Or?
I did the same thing and I sewed it myself.
You really should avoid this procedure if at all possible. If those cuts are on part of your body that doesn't move too much or stretch the skin, then try steri strips. You really should get it checked out professionally. You can go to the hospital for this. Don't worry.
that didnt need stitches just some super glue and a bandaid
super glue?!?! 0.o y super glue?
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.
not quite. It was made for gun sights, but found to be too sticky
Cyanoacrylate (superglue/crazyglue etc) has been found to be better than stitches in terms of incidence of infection, time consumption, and cosmetic result. <br> <br>Source: http://www.jpgmonline.com/article.asp?issn=0022-3859;year=1986;volume=32;issue=2;spage=97;epage=100;aulast=Dalvi
Be sure to let the glue <strong>dry first </strong>or the bandaid will be embedded in the wound.<br />
<p>Super glue is more specifically known as cyanoacrylate (that's the technical word for the stuff), which you <strong>can</strong> use on skin, and doctors have for years. Yes, it is mildly toxic, but not enough to worry about damage to you unless you have allergies or other known reactions to the product. <br><br>Believe it or not, there are sites that walk through on <strong>how to fix a cracked tooth</strong> using cynoacrylate. They recommend brands with lower toxicity, of course.<br><br>Point is, it's common and stitches are for more brutal stuff.</p>
You know, after the wound is cleaned and ready to stitch, you could sprinkle sugar into it. The sugar helps to regenerate tissue, then maybe use super glu instead of stitches, you wouldn't want the tissue growing into the stitches. Just an option. I had a staph infection that I needed cored. The hole in my leg was deep. After the couple of packing rounds Doc told me to fill the hole with sugar and top with neosporin and a bandage. Wow! Hole was filled and gone in a day!
<p>4 to 5 fosters oil cans should do it. (;</p>
please what type of anestisia we use ???
<p>tequila or vodka will do just fine</p>
<p>Thanks much! (:</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>nice! by the way what is the kind of thread is better for that?</p>
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.
I was thinking about this when you come up with this ible'.
Where to begin... As someone who sutures patients frequently, this is my advice: Leave suturing to professionals who have the knowledge, training, anesthetic, sterile materials, and proper instruments. If you are missing one of these you could do more harm than good. Even under the best conditions complications such as infection, nerve damage, arterial punctures, etc., can occur.<br> <br> I know, at least ten of you know a guy whose buddy's cousin's sister-in-law stitched her own finger back on after a table saw accident and she came out just fine. Luck occasionally smiles on idiots, but one anecdote (or 10) does not mean everyone should be their own surgeon. If you need to be sutured, you need to see a physician.<br> <br> If you're out in the middle of the desert and there's no professional help for hundreds of miles, you're better off taping or tying yourself shut rather than introducing non-sterile materials into an open wound. Please don't try to suture yourself or anyone else unless you have the proper training and materials.<br> <br> BTW- Boiling something in water doesn't sterilize it, neither does dousing it in alcohol or H2O2. &nbsp;Silk, cotton, or polyester thread will wick infectious crud into the wound if they get wet.
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. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>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?
Is this BMX injury to be considered a good reason for stitches?
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.
You should not use disinfectant, it is harmful to living tissue. Instead us antiseptic it only kills pathogens.
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?<br>
santary counditins requried a clean blade and also strong fibers like spider webs
Might I suggest &quot;curving&quot; 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.<br><br>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.
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
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..<br /> <br /> <br />
So you didn't cut it just for the ible. Maybe for version 2, you can cut your leg open!
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.&nbsp; 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.<br />
Crazy glue works too and you dont have to worry about removing any stiches.
"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
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.
actually dentists use Novocain but yeah same thing happened to me but i cut <br>MYSELF on my left pointer but thy lydacain hurts so much more then the actual stitches i got stitches on my head with no anesthetic it was a lot less painful then the lydacain injection and the lydacain didn't even make the area number it was ale=ready quite numb from nerve damage.
what happens to the thread later?

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