I hope these techniques are of value to your practice.
I imagine for the patient with a straight, clean wound who likes things looking tidy, there may be a role for closure in this fashion. Assess wound healing after removal of each suture to determine if each remaining suture will be removed.
If the wound is well healed, all the sutures would be removed at the same time. Cut under the knot as close as possible to the skin at the distal end of the knot.
Thanks Rajiv for your question!
And if so, what technical considerations go in to placing these sutures in an easy-to-remove manner? Provide opportunity for the patient to deep breathe and relax during the procedure.
While suture removal has the benefit of reducing foreign body risk, the removal of suture material also poses some threats to healing integrity. This allows easy access to required supplies for the procedure.
Instruct patient not to pull off Steri-Strips. These changes may indicate the wound is infected. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to insert a drain using the air knot technique. How to Hold Forceps This video shows the basic skill of holding forceps or any scissor-like instrument. The most commonly seen suture is the intermittent suture.
Remove Subcuticular Sutures How To: The strips can also be applied transversely if there is more skin tension. Safety considerations: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Hypertrophic scars are scars that are bulky but remain within the boundaries of the wound.
Snip first suture close to the skin surface, distal to the knot.