Suture or surgical suture more commonly referred to as stitches is sterile surgical threads used to sew body tissues together after a cut, injury or surgery.
The suture is a medical device used by doctors, surgeons and embalmers to hold the skin, internal organs or blood vessels together in case of an injury or surgery where they have been cut open or surgically operated. Sutures are strong, non- toxic, hypoallergenic and flexible enough to be used for stitching the body tissues.
There are several different types of sutures available with different properties to be used for varied surgical needs depending upon the type of tissue being stitched together and the duration of time required for the suture to be in place. Sutures are mainly classified into two groups namely;
There are three types of suture techniques namely; intermittent, blanket and continuous and determining the technique used helps in the safe suture removal. Absorbable suture don’t require removal, while non – absorbable suture needs to be removed after 7 to 14 days or as determined by the type of surgery and the healing of the wound.
Here are the steps involved with suture removal
Suture wound care involves keeping the wound completely dry for the first 24 hours. Only after that one can start washing it carefully with warm water and liquid soap at least once a day. Also apply an antibiotic ointment after washing and drying the wound to prevent a thick scab from forming over the sutures.
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