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Close Surgical Wounds Essay

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There are several methods to close surgical wounds. Its choice depends on the injury, on the patient and on the preference of the surgeon. The most common methods used are interrupted and continuous suture (Figure 1). In these methods, the suture goes through the tissue of on side of the wound and comes through the other side, creating a loop beneath the tissue. This loop exert tension on the surrounding tissues of the wound and can potentially lead to the formation of hernias, which is the abnormal exit of an organ, such as the bowel, through an opening in the cavity in which it normally resides, and other complications like infection. In this project, a new method that applies small anchors (2.5 × 7.5 mm) on either side of the wound (Figure…show more content…
Incisional hernia is a frequent complication after midline laparotomy. They have a great impact on the patients’ quality of life and body image; and they are normally associated with pain and potentially life-threatening disorders, such as bowel strangulation. Despite the development of surgical procedures, the repair of incisional hernias still has a high failure rate with long term recurrence rates above 30%, even when mesh repair is performed. The results from this project will provide further insight into how the closure method affects the healing process and its…show more content…
The incision that will be made in the abdomen of the animal can cause wound infection. Analgesics will be provided when necessary and the animals will be closely monitored regularly for signs of distress. The expected level of severity is moderate. Animals will be humanely killed at the selected time
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