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.
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
- Small pair of scissors
- Antiseptic wipes
- Suture Removal Kit
Frequently Asked Questions
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
After your surgery, you will be informed when the date of removal is. In general, stitches on the face and neck remain for a week, those on the arms and abdomen for up to two weeks and those on the legs for up to three weeks.
It is similar to stitch removal. A special instrument is used to straighten the staple and it is taken out. You may feel slight pressure and pulling.
You will feel some pulling, but it is generally less painful and faster than having stitches out in! Our skilled doctors bring skilled suture removal services to your doorstep - call today!
- Fluid or pus coming from the wound.
- Redness and swelling.
- Reddish streaks in the skin around the incision.
- Fever, chills or increased pain.
Be careful! The wound is still healing, so stretching it too much can make it open up again.
Apply medications and ointments as directed. Our doctors are qualified and will be communicating with your surgeon to ensure your wound heals as well and fast as possible