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I have internal and external stitches, 10 internal 8 external, I get them out in 13 days. How long until I can play basketball? The cut is on my hand btween my thumb and pointer finger?

Asked by Lolokanaka (4points) 1 week ago from iPhone

I have a cut from glass on my hand between my thumb and finger. It required 10 internal and 8 external stitches. The stitches come off in 12–14 days. How long until I can play basketball? Im afraid of it busting open.

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SavoirFaire's avatar

You should not resume playing basketball until after your stitches are taken out. How long it will take before you can play again after they are taken out depends on a variety of factors. Your doctor should be able to tell you how long to wait before resuming strenuous activities when you get them taken out. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot more that we can tell you without having medical degrees and more information about your wound. In general, however, you’ll need to wait at least a week.

Lolokanaka's avatar

Ok, some further info, the cut is more on the back of my hand then in the actual crease between the thumb and finger.

jca's avatar

@Lolokanaka: You need to ask the doctor, not strangers on the internet. Call him.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@jca There are doctors on this site who might be able to give @Lolokanaka more information. Though I suspect they will essentially say “ask your doctor” (as you and I have already done).

jca's avatar

@SavoirFaire: I know. However, I think nobody can tell him for sure without seeing the wound in person and knowing what’s involved with it.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

My last operation where I has abdominal incisions, I was told not to do anything for 6 weeks, just because it looks healed doesn’t mean it is healed. I would assume the time frame would be the same, but I am not your physician.

Rarebear's avatar

Yup. Do the doctor asking thing.

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