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    Can you ride with 2 stitches in front of shin?

    The doc couldn't really answer this when I got two stitches in the front of my shin today after I banged my leg on the corner of a desk. Wonder if any of you got a minor stitch job like that and went riding anyways is what I am inclined to do.
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    Re: Can you ride with 2 stitches in front of shin?

    Just wait 1 week... You should be alright, but if the stitches come out before you heal, you might get a scar. The same applies if you wait too long to get them out.

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    Ride somewhat hard and your bloodflow may burst the sutures. I'd wait until the skin starts fusing together. Hold still, young Grasshopper...
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    ...if the stitches come out before you heal, you might get a scar.
    Sounds good to me!
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    You can ride, this is late, so you probably already have. I would just wear a pad to prevent any bang bang to the area. Also, sweat is a bacteria factor you want to avoid until its closed.

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    Chicks dig scars

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    Take out the stitches and super glue the bad boy. And then get to riding!!

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