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
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.