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What happens when surgical staples stay in the skin too long?

What happens when surgical staples stay in the skin too long?

Surgical staples: Just as with any incision, there is always a risk of infection. In most cases, staples are less likely to cause infections than sutures. The down side is that they often lead to more scarring. This also depends on how well the staples are aligned and how long the staples remain in the skin. Staples are left in the skin for 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Can internal surgical staples cause a recurring skin rash near the incision?Area?

Can internal surgical staples cause a recurring skin rash near the incision?Area?

Post-operative rash : Yes, this can happen. Right after surgery, there can be itching as tissues initially heal. When metal is to be left in the body, some doctors have the patient get patch tested for contact sensitivity to metals. Nickel is the commonest metal hypersensitivity, affecting 10% of people. Many metals used are alloys containing it. A dermatologist or allergist can patch test for metal sensitivity. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my 4th and 5th metatarsal two plates and 19 screws and two incision with 25 staples ihow long do those staples need to stay in it has been 3 weeks since surgery and I am scheduled to get them out oct 16th is this too long I have no pain i

I had surgery on my 4th and 5th metatarsal two plates and 19 screws and two incision with 25 staples ihow long do those staples need to stay in it has been 3 weeks since surgery and I am scheduled to get them out oct 16th is this too long I have no pain i

Talk to your doctor: While the soft tissues may appear to have healed, if the deeper tissues were severely traumatized or you have other issues (like diabetes or open injury) the surgeon may have reasons for keeping the staples in. On the other hand if there is skin irritation around the staples (redness, drainage, pus pockets), the doctor needs to know. ...Read more

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How long the suture or staples can be removed after surgery?

How long the suture or staples can be removed after surgery?

Depends on location: There may be reasons to keep material a little longer, but general guidelines: sutures eyelids – 3 days neck – 3 to 4 days face – 5 days sutures and staples scalp – 7 to 14 days trunk and upper extremities – 7 days lower extremities – 8 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a person to completely recover from abdominal surgery if staples and surtures were involved?

How long does it take for a person to completely recover from abdominal surgery if staples and surtures were involved?

6 months : Most people return to normal activity 4-6 weeks after abdominal surgery, but complete healing of the tissues takes up to 6 months. ...Read more

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How many days surgical wound gets healed and the staples can come out?

How many days surgical wound gets healed and the staples can come out?

Surgeon-Preference: Incision healing is dependent on scar type and location, as well as patient-specific factors. Therefore, the true "expert" to answer this is your surgeon. In general, most can be removed within 5-14 days. It is best to remove them as early as possible to minimize the "railroad tracking" scars. ...Read more

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I had a lap.Gallbladder surgery I have 13-24 surgical clips in my liver, is it a normal thing to have in after that surgery?#nqlu in laproscopic surgeries they cannot use stiches so I have been told since, they only staple.

Its : Its not customary to have so many clips but they are used routinely to clamp off the cystic duct as well as cystic artery. On avg, 4 cips are used. But everyone is different and you may have had extenuating circumstances that required more than the usual number. ...Read more

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Hat what is the possibility that a nerve tissue receiving 90% damage can heal in the foot and ankle? The surgical procedure already used was to insert staples

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what is the possibility that  a nerve tissue receiving 90% damage can heal in the foot and ankle? The surgical procedure already used was to insert staples

Nerve damage: There is another answer that very accurately describes nerve damage and recovery times. Your best source is your surgeon. Even if you are healed they are there for you. There are more questions that need to be answered before an accurate diagnosis can be made. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a cut with staples to have discharge? My husband just had surgery.

Is it normal for a cut with staples to have discharge? My husband just had surgery.

Depends: Some drainage from a fresh surgical incision is common. This drainage is usually pinkish in color and not very much. However large amounts of drainage, foul smelling drainage, and changes in the characteristics of the surgical incision are not normal and should be evaluated further. Either way, your surgeon should be made aware of any issues with the wound. ...Read more

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