Users' questions

What is a complication of not removing sutures?

What is a complication of not removing sutures?

Excessive scarring: If the sutures are not removed on time and the patient keep them all too often, it may cause permanant scar. Keloid formation: A keloid is a large scarlike tissue which is darker than the normal skin. The keloids seen on the waist, elbows, shoulders and the chests.

What makes a suture multifilament?

Multifilament suture material is composed of several filaments twisted or braided together. It generally has greater tensile strength and better pliability and flexibility than monofilament suture material, and it handles and ties well.

What suture material is used for fast healing tissues such as vaginal tissue?

Catgut is best used for wounds in areas where the tissue regenerates rapidly. A disadvantage to using this suture material is that a higher level of tissue reaction is incited in the surrounding tissue due to the foreign protein nature of the catgut suture.

Why is there a hard lump under my incision?

A seroma is a sterile collection of fluid under the skin, usually at the site of a surgical incision. Fluid builds up under the skin where tissue was removed. It may form soon after your surgery.

How long does it take for a suture granuloma to form?

Although suture granulomas have been reported to develop several years after surgery, those in the two cases reported by Nomiya et al. developed as early as 9 and 2 months after surgery, respectively. The granuloma in the present case also developed only 9 weeks after surgery.

When should suture retention be removed?

The retention sutures are removed once the split-thickness skin graft has been applied. This healed wound allows the patient to fully recover from the prior traumatic or septic insult.

Will stitches eventually fall out?

The time it takes for dissolvable or absorbable stitches to disappear can vary. Most types should start to dissolve or fall out within a week or two, although it may be a few weeks before they disappear completely. Some may last for several months.

Is Chromic Gut monofilament or multifilament?

Commonly Used Suture Types in ED

Brand Name
Absorbable Monofilament Chromic Gut
Non-absorbable Multifilament Ethibond
Perma-hand Silk
Monofilament Ethilon

How long do chromic Gut sutures last?

Chromic gut sutures (gut treated with chromium to decrease tissue reactivity and slow absorption) will provide effective wound support for 10-21 days, but don’t truly dissolve for 90 days, so probably not the suture of choice in this situation.

What is a chromic catgut?

Chromic catgut is a modification of plain catgut that is tanned with chromic salts to improve strength and delay dissolution. 29. Gut is absorbed by phagocytosis, and is associated with a marked tissue inflammation that can be detrimental to healing.