Suture Removal Stitch Cutter Pack

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The Suture Removal Stitch Cutter Pack helps to remove stitches more efficiently, and helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination. It is…

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Description

The Suture Removal Stitch Cutter Pack helps to remove stitches more efficiently, and helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination. It is important for stitches to be removed in a timely manner to prevent scarring and inflammation. Stitches removed too early or too late can lead to scarring, infection, re-opening, delayed healing, and other complications.

The Suture Removal Stitch Cutter Pack contains:

  • 3 Non Woven Swabs 5cm.
  • 1 Forceps.
  • 1 Stitch Cutter.

Uses

The Suture Removal Stitch Cutter Pack is used to run the procedure of removing stitches more efficiently, and helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

The Suture Removal Stitch Cutter Pack is used as stitches must be removed in a timely manner to prevent scarring and inflammation, and this pack is compact and can be used anytime.

Application

Different parts of the body require stitch removal at varying times. Your healthcare provider will give you specific instructions based on your individual wound. Generally, stitches should typically be left in for the following amounts of time:

  • Face: 3-4 days.
  • Neck: 5 days.
  • Scalp: 6-7 days.
  • Arms and back of hands: 7 days.
  • Chest and abdomen: 7-10 days.
  • Legs and top of feet: 10 days.
  • Back: 10-12 days.
  • Palms of hands and soles of feet: 14 days.
  1. Make sure it’s safe to remove your stitches:
  • If you want to double check whether it’s OK to remove your stitches, give your doctor a call. He or she will let you know whether it’s safe enough to do it yourself.
  • If your wound looks as if it’s getting red or more sore, do not remove your stitches: go to your doctor. You may have an infection.
  1. Sterilize the scissors and stitch cutter:
  • This will ensure the scissors and stitch cutter don’t transfer bacteria to your body.
  1. Wash and sterilize the stitch site:
  • Use soapy water, and dry yourself thoroughly with a clean towel. Be sure the area is completely clean before proceeding. The wound is cleaned to remove encrusted blood and loosened scar tissue.
  1. Sit in a well-lighted spot:
  • You’ll need to be able to see every stitch clearly to do the job properly. Don’t attempt to remove your stitches in a place that’s too dark, or you could hurt yourself.
  1. Lift the first knot:
  • Using the forceps provided in the Sterile Stitch Cutter Pack, gently lift the knot of the first stitch slightly above the skin.
  1. Cut the suture:
  • Using the stitch cutter provided in the Sterile Stitch Cutter Pack, hold the knot above your skin, use your other hand to remove the suture next to the knot.
  • You may feel a tug or slight pull as a stitch is removed.
  1. Pull the thread through:
  • Use the forceps  to continue grasping the knot, and gently pull the stitch through your skin and out. You might feel a bit of pressure, but it should not be painful. If the skin starts to bleed when you remove the stitch, your stitches are not ready to come out. Stop what you’re doing and see a doctor to remove the remaining stitches.
  • Take care not to pull the knot through your skin. It will catch on your skin and cause bleeding to occur.
  1. Continue removing the stitches:
  • Use the forceps to lift the knots, then remove with the stitch cutter. Pull the thread through and discard. Continue until all the stitches have been removed.
  1. Cleanse the wound:
  • Make sure there’s no residue left around the area of the wound.
  1. Aftercare:
  • See a doctor if any problems arise- If the area reopens, you’re going to need more stitches. It’s very important to see a doctor immediately if this happens. Bandaging the wound and trying to let it heal without new stitches won’t be adequate.
  • Protect the wound from re-injury – Skin regains its strength slowly — when you remove the stitches, it’s only at about 10% of its normal strength. Don’t overuse the body part where you had stitches.
  • Protect the wound from UV rays – Ultraviolet light is damaging even to healthy tissue. Use sunscreen if your wound will be exposed to the sun or when using tanning beds.
  • Apply Vitamin E – It can help the healing process, but should only be used when the wound is completely closed.