A Study to Compare the Post Surgical Outcome Using Conventional Suture Material and Stapler for Wound Closure

Post Surgical Outcome Using Conventional Suture Material and Stapler for Wound

  • Santosh Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery,Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Gaya
  • Shri Krishna Ranjan Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, AnugrahNarayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital,Gaya
Keywords: Wound healing, skin stapler, conventional skin suturing

Abstract

Background: Tissue  repair  following  skin  incisions  should  be  with  good  strength  with  least  tissue  damage  and  less inflammation with aesthetically acceptable scar.Aim: The aim of this study is to compare two skin closure  techniques  –  suture  and  stapler  in  open abdominal  surgeries.Subjects and Methods:160 sequentially admitted patients were divided into 2 groups and one underwent stapler suturing and the other underwent conventional suturing. We measured  the  length of  the  incision sutured per minute, pain score, scar type, expenses and wound infections.Results:The  incidence of Wound  infection, pain score,  time  taken  for suturing are  lesser  in stapler group compared  to Conventional group. Cost wise the Conventional type of suturing is cheaper than the Stapler method.Conclusion: Wound closure with staples is almost three times faster thus time saving.

Published
2019-12-16
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