Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Volume 5 Number 2, October 2001

Bundled sutures and patient comfort during suture removal

Man SW, Yip SF, Chang YP, Chan WY, Go WM
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong.

A prospective study was performed in a randomised group of patients who underwent foot and ankle surgery. Twenty-seven surgeries of the feet of 26 patients were included in the study. The bundled suture method was assessed and compared with common suture methods. Parameters measured include wound pain during suture removal, ease of suture removal, and the time required to remove sutures. Results of this study did not support any claim of superiority of the bundled suture technique compared with common suture techniques. No significant wound complication was reported for any of the patients assessed. (Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2001;5(2):109-112.)

Key Words : Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; Suture techniques; Wound healing




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