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    Sitting on Stitches?

    I got a laceration on my butt right over the ischium that required 3 stitches to close. Is it ok to sit on these 3 stitches or do I have to wait 2 weeks until they are removed? The doc thought it was ok to sit on them. I don't know.
    Any thoughts or similar situations? Thanks.

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    If you have a choice stay off it. Try to limit your transfers too.

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    How did you get the laceration?
    If you got it with transferring then I would limit that
    Limit you sitting time also

    good luck with healing
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    I am so smart.......I had an open knife in my back pocket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey View Post
    I am so smart.......I had an open knife in my back pocket!
    Ouch, don't beat yourself up, sh*t happens.

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    Oh my - ouch
    limit the sitting while stitches in place and even afterward
    consider the same type of healing and rehab as you would have if like had gotten a pressure ulcer surgically closed on your ischium/buttocks
    it is possible to rip open the suture line even after the sutures have been removed
    sit on your buttocks short periods of time and work up your time sitting in the wheelchair 1 hour every 1-3 days and have someone look at your skin every time you get out of the chair and lie down

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