what happens when surgical staples stay in the skin too long

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

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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.
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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

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Dr. Scott E. Beard answered:

Why do people still get stomach stapling surgery?

Still obese

and looking for an easier way out
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Dr. Joseph A. Kuhn answered:

Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Wt loss, diabetes

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You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes , gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8ET4wD43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band.
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Dr. Scott N. Welle answered:

What is obesity surgery, the tummy tuck or the stomach stapling?

Not a tummy tuck.

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Obesity surgery or bariatric surgery is done for weight loss and treatment of weight associated medical problems and includes the stomach stapling or banding. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery done to remove excess skin.
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When going under the knife for plastic surgery, how long is too long?

No such thing

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Every surgical procedure has certain guidelines, but sometimes unexpected things occur and surgery may take longer than anticipated. A surgeon should give you a rough eatimate on surgical time.
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Dr. Pietro Seni answered:

How would a staple being left in a knee after surgery affect someone?

Nothing

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Probably nothing,unless is causing some irritation of the tissues but if placed deep into the bone will behave like inert piece of material
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Dr. David Earle answered:

To close after hernia surgery staples were used is it an open staple?

Regular staple

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Presuming you are talking about the skin closure, they are typically the shape of a regular staple. They are "open" on the side under the skin, but angled towards the center of the staple.
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Dr. Scott N. Welle answered:

My friend had stomach stapling surgery and now has constant problems with dumping?

Diet changes

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Dumping syndrome is not uncommon after gastric bypass surgery. Symptoms can usually be improved by avoiding foods high in sugar. But if that does not do the trick, there are medications that may help. Talk to your surgeon.
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