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For surgeons, the term suture is used as verb or a noun. A surgeon will suture (stitch-up) an incision with sutures (stiches). For anatomist, a suture is a rigid joint between hard parts. For example, the top of the adult skull has wavy lines running down the middle, and on the sides. These are cranial sutures, and represent where the separate ...Read more
Yes, they dissolve.: Monocryl is an absorbable, clear, monofilament that is often used just under the skin to line-up the edges of an incision. It is less inflammatory than most absorbable sutures, so it is less likely to spit. It also takes a little longer to dissolve. I used it daily for wide range of cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks (witch hazel) and facelifts. ...Read more
1/12/15 rod removed antibiotic beads applied got infected & abcess grow on wound site through bones. 5/19/15 antibiotics beads removed & drainage were put, dr will repeat operation tom for some bone/cement left unremoved. Is it ok?
Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection. Best to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Radical orchadectomy.Went septic, second incision on scrotum to drain infected puss.Wound healed but pink bit protruding and oozing a little. Advice?
Wide excis. Removal pilonidal cyst 10mos ago. Wound finally closed after 8mos, now has 2 small holes w bridging. Recurring cyst or scar breakdown?
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 days post-wisdom tooth extraction & dissolvable stiches - 3 sites closed, 4th big gaping hole (not painful) = normal?
Simple and easy: You should have received instructions and dressings but some simple rules are expect some pain and bleeding in the early stages of healing when removing packing. Removing the packing helps remove some of the "bad" stuff. Cleanse gently with saline or wound cleanser to minimize damage to healing tissues. Repack loosely to minimize further damage to the wound and keep it covered and protected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gives it a chance: If the wound tissue has been invaded by a "bug" sensitive to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) it will help. It still doesn't heal the wound. It removes the offending agent and toxins slowing healing giving the body a chance to get the correct cells on site to get to work on the wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If they are...: Absorbable, they will. If they are permanent, they will have to be removed. If they are not visible, they are probably absorbable. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more