Stitch or Suture Removal & Wound Dressing

HealYos has a team of trained and skilled doctors that perform safe and appropriate stitch removal and wound dressing at home, with all aseptic precautions.

Sutures or stitches are used to hold the surgical site in place and close the wound in order to promote healing. The wound needs to be cleaned and the sutures need to be removed carefully in a safe and accurate manner. 
Sutures or stitches need to be removed at a particular time ensuring the wound has healed completely. Timed stitch removal is necessary to avoid swelling of the part, scarring and other associated complications. Ideally, stitch removal is done after 15 days of surgery, depending on the type of surgery and the surgeon’s preference. 

Factors affecting suture removal:

  • Location of the wound
  • Depth of the wound
  • Type of surgery
  • General Approach

Following are the steps to ensure effective suture removal and wound care:

  • Confirmation about the time of stitch removal with the concerned surgeon
  • Assessment of the wound and its health
  • Removal of stitches using sterile equipment's along the incision line
  • Assessment of skin integrity after removal of stitches
  • Identifying any infection in and around the suture site
  • Sterile wound dressing
  • Explanation of post-stitch removal care
  • Communication about the procedure to the surgeon 

Benefits of Stitch removal/Wound Dressing at home:

  • Follow-up Care
  • Reduced wait time and travel stress
  • Useful for patients with reduced mobility 
  • Safe and Convenient
  • Reduces Anxiety

Requirements of Suture Removal/Wound Dressing at home:

  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Boiling water
  • Clean Cotton cloth 
  • Tweezers
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Antiseptic wipes 
  • Suture Removal Kit 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I have my sutures removed at home?
No traveling, so less exposure to infection.
Less anxiety, as you are in a comfortable environment.
No hassle of travel, especially if are on weight bearing restrictions or using assistive devices to walk. 
You can relax and rest immediately afterwards