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My daughter has staples in her head from a car accident

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my daughter has staples in her head from a car accident april 25th
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 9 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer. The time that staples or sutures stay in depends on the type of wound, how much pressure is on the area, the age and medical condition of the patient,and many other things. Your daughter's doctors who know her condition best are the ones who will determine how long they should remain. It could be anywhere from a few days to 3 weeks.