Let’s read on to understand Laceration little better:
Case 1: The Uncomplicated Laceration A wound on the anterior surface of the leg with no tendon, nerve, or vascular involvement in the clean, 6 cm wide laceration. Recommended Measure: The best choice to repair such an uncomplicated laceration is a monofilament non-absorbable suture, as these surgical sutures have the lowest rate of infection. In this case, a size 3-0, 4-0, or 5-0 may be appropriate for the wound; the smallest diameter that can efficiently support the tension on the wound makes for the right choice. Knotless, barbed sutures from Covidien are also good alternatives for these kinds of wounds due to faster closure times.
Case 2: The Paediatric Laceration A 3 cm wound that appears clean, on the left cheek after a fall. Recommended Measure: When sutures are required for a clean laceration, especially for wounds on kids, fast-absorbing catgut sutures are recommended. These sutures allow similar cosmesis to non-absorbable sutures. Moreover, absorbable sutures eliminate the significant anxiety the child may have with suture removal.
Case 3: The Deep Laceration A clean-appearing 6 cm laceration which actually extends deep into the adipose tissue. Recommended Measure: In this case of a deep laceration, the generous use of interrupted, absorbable sutures reduces skin tension, thereby easing closure and in turn improving the cosmetic outcome. The right suture and technique will stitch up the lacerations neatly to the point where the wound site may not recognizable. Go through the exhaustive list of the best surgical sutures in India.