Foreign body reaction to sutures .
had abdominal surgery for the 1st time in Feb 20th.
used vicryl to sew the two inner incisions.
the staples were removed an area the size of a silver dollar opened
up and became infected.
I had another surgery where the vicryl suture were removed and replaced
by monofilament sutures.
foreign body reaction occurred so those sutures were removed and replaced
by nonfilament sutures and I am still having foreign body reaction.
possible that this reaction will happen with all sutures?
should I do to get it to heal.
you for your question.
suture material is usually inert and nontoxic and causes minimal inflammation
foreign body reactions to various suture types can lead to granuloma,
abscess, or even sinus formation.
reactivity, infection and wound dehiscence rate may be influenced
by patient-related factors, e.g., diabetes, overweight, malignoma.
a foreign object is implanted in living tissue, a cellular response
usually produce a mild response that varies in character with different
in vitro study, Katz et al. investigated the capability of bacteria
to adhere to various types of sutures to cause tissue reactions.
showed that bacterial adherence to braided silk sutures was five-
to eight folds higher as compared to nylon to which the least numbers
of bacteria adhered.
et al, regarding the advantages of staples over sutures in contaminated
wounds, states that skin tapes should be the preferred method of skin-wound
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