Comparative Study of Thyroidectomy Wound Closure using Subcuticular Suture Versus Steri-strips in Jharkhand Population
Keywords:Visual analogue, verbal analogue, local inflammation, Cellulitis, erythema, cosmetic analogue.
Background: Thyroidectomy wound infections and wound related issues are important source of morbidity
because of local inflammatory responses like erythematic, cellulitis, and superficial wound infection.
Method: 30 patients wound were closed by sub-cuticular suture and 30 patients by steristrips followed by
Thyroidectomy. Verbal analogue scale and visual analogue scale at different intervals were compared. Moreover
cosmetic visual analogue was also compared after 6th week of the surgery.
Results: Verbal analogue after 48 hours and visual analogue after 48 hours had significant p value (p<0.001) with
steri-strips had excellent results of 93.3% and 6.6% of Good results versus sub-cuticular suture had 80% excellent
and 20% good cosmetic appearance.
Conclusion: Steri-strips sutures were better in both visual, Verbal and cosmetic analogue and reduce the stay in
hospital as compared to sub-cuticular suture technique.
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