Study of Comparison between Skin Sutures and Skin Staplers: 200 StudiesJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.8, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Authors : Sathish Rajkumar; Arul Raj; Saravanan.P.S;
Page : 1535-1538
Keywords : Suturing; Staplers; Skin suture; Sutures;
Background: There are various ways the skin approximation whether be it sutures, staplers, glues, sterile tapes all of these have the same purpose of but the one which provides the best scar with least wound infection and consumes least time is the one that should be used. So here we have studied 200 patients over a period of 10 months comparing skin sutures with staplers and their outcome with respect to time consumed and percentage of complication. Methods: A prospective type of study was conducted from October 2016 to July 2017 at Meenakshi Medical College& Hospital-Enathur, Kanchipuram for comparison between skin sutures and skin staplers in terms of effectiveness and complications in 200 patients who underwent various surgical procedures. The patients included in this study were randomly selected from those who underwent various surgical procedures which were either elective or emergency with various incisions. Results: The average time taken for skin closure by staplers is 1.84 min per 10 cm of wound& for skin sutures, it is 6.61 min per 10 cm of wound and complication rate for suturing is 30 %& for staplers it is about 12 %. Conclusion: Outcome of staplers is cosmetically superior to skin sutures with overall less complication as compared to skin sutures.
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