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.
We provide quality and reliable at home healthcare services, so you don’t have to travel to a hospital or clinic for small procedures. We have a team of highly efficient and reputable health professionals ranging from senior doctors and nurses to physical therapists and other health professionals all medically trained and equipped to help a patient. We can also help you with proper and careful suture removal at your home. So all you need to is give us a call and sit back and relax our representative doctor would soon visit you at your home.
A- Availing of Portea’s suture removal services is simple and easy. All you need to do is to provide your details, such as the patient’s name and mobile number and book an appointment with us. Simply head to the official website of Portea or call us and book your appointment in just a few minutes. In case you face any issues while booking the appointment, you can reach out to our customer support team. We are just a call away!
A- Yes, at Portea, we give you the opportunity to hire professional nurses for suture removal on short notice. Our professionals are available round the clock to offer you the services you require. With a fast suture removal time, our well-trained nurses are capable of attending to several patients in a day.
A- The suture removal time varies. Most sutures require about 7 to 14 days to fall out or completely dissolve in the body. Other sutures may need a few weeks. On the other hand, some sutures may even last for some months. Consulting a healthcare professional can provide you with a clear idea about the time required for the removal of the sutures.
A- Yes, you can ask nurses to perform additional tasks, such as delivering injections and infusions. At Portea, we have well-trained and experienced nurses who can carry out these functions effectively and with proper care. However, you may be charged extra for the additional services.
A- In order to find nurses for suture removal services, you can make a search online. Portea has a team of efficient and certified nurses who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver suture removal services. All you need to do is call us, share your requirements, and hire the right nurse for your suture removal needs.
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