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Staple Care

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

How do I care for my wound?

When should I follow up with my healthcare provider?

You may need to return for a wound checkup 3 days after your staples are placed. Ask your healthcare provider when to return to get your staples removed. Your healthcare provider will take your staples out as soon as possible to reduce scarring. Face staples may be removed within 3 to 5 days. Scalp, arm, and leg staples may be removed within 7 to 10 days. Joint, palm, and feet staples may be removed within 10 to 14 days.

How will my staples be removed?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care?

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