COMPARISON BETWEEN DELAYED–ABSORBABLE POLYDIOXANONE AND NON-ABSORBABLE (PROLENE) SUTURE MATERIAL IN ABDOMINAL WOUND CLOSURE

Delayed- Absorbable Polydioxanone

Authors

  • Naser Ali Khan CMH, Bahawalnagar
  • Danish Almas PNS Hafeez, Islamabad
  • Khubaib Shehzad FC Hospital NWFP
  • Ahmed Khan Chaudhry CMH Rawalpindi
  • Muhammad Amer Mian CMH Rawalpindi

Keywords:

Polydioxanone (PDS), prolene, wound complications, incisional hernia

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare Polydioxanone (PDS) and Prolene suture material for abdominal fascial closure regarding morbidity in terms of post-operative wound complications.
Study Design: Cohort comparative ramdomized study.
Place and Duration of the study: Dept of surgery Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi from January 2002 to December 2003.
Patients and Methods: A series of 100 patients presenting in the General Surgical OPD and requiring midline laparotomy were studied. In group “A” all the midline abdominal wounds were closed with Prolene 1 and in group “B” PDS 1 was used. In both the groups the data was collected, based on post-operative wound complications including post-operative wound pain, wound infection, wound dehiscence, suture sinus formation, stitch granuloma and incisional hernia. All the post-operative wound complications were then compared between the two groups.
Results: Our results show that the post-operative wound infection, wound dehiscence, suture sinus formation, stitch granuloma and chronic wound pain were significantly lower with PDS 1 as compared to Prolene 1, without any significant increase in incisional hernia formation.
Conclusion: Slowly absorbable suture material (PDS) appears to be superior than non-absorbable suture material (Prolene) in midline abdominal fascial closure.
Key words: Polydioxanone (PDS), prolene, wound complications, incisional hernia.

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Published

31-03-2009

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Khan NA, Almas D, Shehzad K, Chaudhry AK, Mian MA. COMPARISON BETWEEN DELAYED–ABSORBABLE POLYDIOXANONE AND NON-ABSORBABLE (PROLENE) SUTURE MATERIAL IN ABDOMINAL WOUND CLOSURE: Delayed- Absorbable Polydioxanone. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2009 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 May 23];59(1):64-9. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1632

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