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Comparison between stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary closure of skin in patients undergoing neck dissection: A comparative clinical study.

Ghosh A, Nanjappa M, Nagaraj V, Rajkumar GC - Contemp Clin Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: Comparison between stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary closure of skin in patients undergoing neck dissection, in context of rapid application, approximation of the skin edges, economy and aesthetics of the resultant scar. (1) To compare surgical stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary wound closure, with respect to presence/absence of wound infection and dehiscence (2) To compare the resultant scar following the two different methods of the closure at 3(rd) month postoperatively with the help of visual analog scale and analyze the result statistically This study was designed to compare skin closure using staples and silk sutures in patients undergoing neck dissection, using both methods in one-half of the same wound; thus each wound affording its own control.The study was conducted on patients requiring collar line incision (high submandibular incision) with or without a cephalad extension of midline lower lip split incision for surgical access, who presented to the Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery. (1) SAMPLE SIZE: 10 (2) STUDY DESIGN: Prospective Comparative study (3) Study duration: One and half years (4) Surgical stainless steel staples: Proximate Plus MD 35 W, Ethicon Endo Surgery (5) Sutures: 3-0 Ethiprime NW 5003, Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture, Mersilk-90 cm, Ethicon, (16 mm 3/8 circle cutting needle).It was concluded that there is no significant difference between the scars observed in the regions of incision which underwent primary closure by two different methods, that is surgical stainless steel staples and 3-0 Mersilk Sutures.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Comparison between stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary closure of skin in patients undergoing neck dissection, in context of rapid application, approximation of the skin edges, economy and aesthetics of the resultant scar.

Aim: (1) To compare surgical stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary wound closure, with respect to presence/absence of wound infection and dehiscence (2) To compare the resultant scar following the two different methods of the closure at 3(rd) month postoperatively with the help of visual analog scale and analyze the result statistically

Design: This study was designed to compare skin closure using staples and silk sutures in patients undergoing neck dissection, using both methods in one-half of the same wound; thus each wound affording its own control.

Materials and methods: The study was conducted on patients requiring collar line incision (high submandibular incision) with or without a cephalad extension of midline lower lip split incision for surgical access, who presented to the Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery. (1) SAMPLE SIZE: 10 (2) STUDY DESIGN: Prospective Comparative study (3) Study duration: One and half years (4) Surgical stainless steel staples: Proximate Plus MD 35 W, Ethicon Endo Surgery (5) Sutures: 3-0 Ethiprime NW 5003, Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture, Mersilk-90 cm, Ethicon, (16 mm 3/8 circle cutting needle).

Conclusion: It was concluded that there is no significant difference between the scars observed in the regions of incision which underwent primary closure by two different methods, that is surgical stainless steel staples and 3-0 Mersilk Sutures.

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Resultant scar at 2 months postoperative (area where staples were placed)
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Figure 5: Resultant scar at 2 months postoperative (area where staples were placed)

Mentions: Three commonly used methods of closure are staples, sutures, and skin adhesives [Figures 5 and 6].[91011] Surgical staples and sutures hold the edges of the skin together while it heals and are commonly removed between 10 and 14 days after surgery.[12]


Comparison between stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary closure of skin in patients undergoing neck dissection: A comparative clinical study.

Ghosh A, Nanjappa M, Nagaraj V, Rajkumar GC - Contemp Clin Dent (2015)

Resultant scar at 2 months postoperative (area where staples were placed)
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Figure 5: Resultant scar at 2 months postoperative (area where staples were placed)
Mentions: Three commonly used methods of closure are staples, sutures, and skin adhesives [Figures 5 and 6].[91011] Surgical staples and sutures hold the edges of the skin together while it heals and are commonly removed between 10 and 14 days after surgery.[12]

Bottom Line: Comparison between stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary closure of skin in patients undergoing neck dissection, in context of rapid application, approximation of the skin edges, economy and aesthetics of the resultant scar. (1) To compare surgical stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary wound closure, with respect to presence/absence of wound infection and dehiscence (2) To compare the resultant scar following the two different methods of the closure at 3(rd) month postoperatively with the help of visual analog scale and analyze the result statistically This study was designed to compare skin closure using staples and silk sutures in patients undergoing neck dissection, using both methods in one-half of the same wound; thus each wound affording its own control.The study was conducted on patients requiring collar line incision (high submandibular incision) with or without a cephalad extension of midline lower lip split incision for surgical access, who presented to the Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery. (1) SAMPLE SIZE: 10 (2) STUDY DESIGN: Prospective Comparative study (3) Study duration: One and half years (4) Surgical stainless steel staples: Proximate Plus MD 35 W, Ethicon Endo Surgery (5) Sutures: 3-0 Ethiprime NW 5003, Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture, Mersilk-90 cm, Ethicon, (16 mm 3/8 circle cutting needle).It was concluded that there is no significant difference between the scars observed in the regions of incision which underwent primary closure by two different methods, that is surgical stainless steel staples and 3-0 Mersilk Sutures.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Comparison between stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary closure of skin in patients undergoing neck dissection, in context of rapid application, approximation of the skin edges, economy and aesthetics of the resultant scar.

Aim: (1) To compare surgical stainless steel staples and silk sutures for primary wound closure, with respect to presence/absence of wound infection and dehiscence (2) To compare the resultant scar following the two different methods of the closure at 3(rd) month postoperatively with the help of visual analog scale and analyze the result statistically

Design: This study was designed to compare skin closure using staples and silk sutures in patients undergoing neck dissection, using both methods in one-half of the same wound; thus each wound affording its own control.

Materials and methods: The study was conducted on patients requiring collar line incision (high submandibular incision) with or without a cephalad extension of midline lower lip split incision for surgical access, who presented to the Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery. (1) SAMPLE SIZE: 10 (2) STUDY DESIGN: Prospective Comparative study (3) Study duration: One and half years (4) Surgical stainless steel staples: Proximate Plus MD 35 W, Ethicon Endo Surgery (5) Sutures: 3-0 Ethiprime NW 5003, Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture, Mersilk-90 cm, Ethicon, (16 mm 3/8 circle cutting needle).

Conclusion: It was concluded that there is no significant difference between the scars observed in the regions of incision which underwent primary closure by two different methods, that is surgical stainless steel staples and 3-0 Mersilk Sutures.

No MeSH data available.


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