Study of Comparison between Skin Sutures and Skin Staplers: Two hundred Studies
Background: There are various ways the skin approximation, whether it be sutures, staplers, glues, and sterile tapes, all of these have the same purpose of but the one which provides the best scar with least wound infection and consumes the least time is the one that should be used. So here, we have studied 200 patients for 10 months, comparing skin sutures with staplers and their outcome with respect to time consumed and percentage of complication.
Materials and Methods: A prospective type of study was conducted from October 2016 to July 2017 at Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital – Enathur, Kanchipuram, for comparison between skin sutures and skin staplers in terms of effectiveness and complications in 200 patients who underwent various surgical procedures. The patients included in this study were randomly selected from those who underwent various surgical procedures which were either elective or emergency with various incisions.
Results: The average time taken for skin closure by staplers is 1.84 min per 10 cm of the wound, and for skin sutures, it is 6.61 min per 10 cm of wound and complication rate for suturing is 30%, and for staplers, it is about 12%.
Conclusion: The outcome of staplers is cosmetically superior to skin sutures with overall less complication as compared to skin sutures.