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Suture Removal

  • 20 US dollars

Service Description

Suture removal is a medical procedure in which stitches or sutures used to close a wound or surgical incision are carefully taken out once the wound has sufficiently healed. Suture removal is typically scheduled based on the type of sutures used and the location of the wound. The healthcare provider will determine the appropriate time for removal, which can range from a few days to several weeks after the initial placement. The provider will carefully inspect the wound to assess its healing progress. If the wound shows signs of infection, inflammation, or inadequate healing, the removal may be postponed, and further medical attention may be required. With sterile instruments, the healthcare provider will gently and precisely cut the sutures. For non-absorbable sutures, each individual suture is cut, and the needle and thread are pulled out from the wound. For absorbable sutures, only the visible portion of the suture is removed, as the body gradually absorbs the remaining material. After suture removal, the wound is typically cleaned and may be covered with a sterile dressing or adhesive strips if needed. The patient may receive instructions on wound care, which may include cleaning, applying an ointment, and keeping the wound protected. Patients may be scheduled for a follow-up appointment to ensure proper wound healing and to address any concerns or questions. If there are any signs of infection or wound complications, prompt medical attention is essential.

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